Who governs the Internet?

ICANN, which oversees domain names on the Internet, keeps track of who owns which website, and until now has made a lot of that information publicly available.  In order to comply with new EU privacy rules, ICANN is going to reduce the amount of information available to all but as- yet-to-be-determined accredited group.

“Group to Tighten Web Privacy Rules,” The Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2018 B4.

Good luck tracking down the source of hacking or intellectual property theft, which isn’t easy even now.  On the other hand, won’t keeping secret who owns a website in a country with less press freedoms increase the amount of governmental transparency?  Who decides these issues?

 

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