October 15, 2018
ICANN’s next meeting will be held in Barcelona from 20 – 25 October. Key highlghts of the agenda include the working sessions of the Policy Develoment Processes dealing with issues around future releases of new gTLDs and rights protection mechanisms.
We also anticipate there to be much focus on WHOIS and data protection as ICANN’s Community tries to develop a longer-term solution to address the impact of GDPR.
With this being the AGM, it includes some formalities such as the replacement of some of the Board members, and we will also see an election for the new Chair of the GNSO Council. On Monday 22 October there will be a High Level Government Meeting, being chaired by Nadia Calviño, Minister of Economy and Business for Spain. These meetings for senior government officials occur approximately every two years.
Subject areas which we think will be of most interest and relevance are:
As usual, the Valideus team will be attending the meeting to ensure we cover the sessions for our clients. If you’re around and want to catch up – do let us know firstname.lastname@example.org