> On Apr 10, 2018, at 22:42 , Andrew Alston <andrew.als...@liquidtelecom.com>
> Hi AfriNIC Board,
> Can this board please *urgently* inform this community as to what
> preparations they have made as regards to compliance with the General Data
> Protection Regulations passed by the European Commision and the board will be
> in a position to give this community a full and complete report as to their
> GDPR compliance status and what will be changing before the 25th of May to
> ensure that when the GDPR comes into force AfriNIC is compliant.
Is Mauritius signatory to some treaty making them subject to GDPR?
> Considering that the regulation comes into force on the 25th of May 2018 –
> and AfriNIC is 100% holding data of EU Citizens, which makes them subject to
> the regulations irrespective of the fact that they are domiciled in Mauritius
> – this is an urgent and critical issue. It has direct impact on the whois
> database, abuse contact information, handling of data submitted during
> application process and potentially even the proposed review policy, just to
> name a few things that I can think of off the top of my head – and cannot be
> ignored. I would in fact have liked to have seen discussions by the board in
> the minutes that have been published about the GDPR long before now –
> considering the impact – but failing that – the question is now being asked.
It’s not about EU Citizens. It’s about EU Residents. (Common misconception
Further, unless your in a silly country that was dumb enough to sign a treaty
extending EU’s legal reach into your sovereignty, such as the stupid congress
of the united States, then you can offer the EU a nice big Italian sign
language gesture regarding their GDPR and continue on with business as usual.
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