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Data Privacy Day 2021: Data Protection by Design

January 28 is Data Privacy Day! Privacy a topic we’re hugely passionate about, and we’re really proud of the work we do to protect the personal data we’re entrusted with and to advocate for the privacy rights of domain owners and our resellers. It should go without saying that we approach data protection with great […]

Do Privacy Shield Rulings Impact Enom?

If you follow data privacy news, you may have heard that the EU-US Privacy Shield was invalidated recently, and as an Enom reseller, you might be wondering how that affects our services. TL;DR: It doesn’t. We’ll get into the details of Privacy Shield, what it was used for, and what happens now that it’s been […]

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Whois History and Updated Tiered Access Statistics

The Internet as we know it may be fairly new, but that short history doesn’t mean it’s not also filled with cycles and repetition. Back in 2003, ICANN convened the Whois Task Force, intended to improve the ability of Whois services to contribute to the stability and security of the Internet while balancing the need […]

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Privacy and Lawful Access to Personal Data at Tucows

Tucows provides reasonable, lawful access to non-public registration data; this means constantly working to balance the privacy rights of registrants against the rights of third parties, most of which, in our experience, are related to intellectual property rights (90% of all requests). In addition to the usual statistics, this update also includes a deep dive […]

Highlights from ICANN66 Montreal

Montreal in November is not as bad as it sounds; the weather is crisp and clear, the snow isn’t too deep yet, and it doesn’t get dark until a reasonable time in the evening. It’s still not my top choice for a travel destination at this time of year, but the ICANN conference definitely made […]