Well, then, that makes it just as bad for MU as it is for US.


> On Apr 10, 2018, at 23:18 , Kris Seeburn <seebur...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Mauritius is signatory that’s where the safe harbour was put In place years 
> back. All BPOs in mauritius are holding EU citizen / resident data. the Data 
> Protection office will be fast tracking to look like ICO which is renamed 
> GDPR anyways.
> Kris
> On 11 Apr 2018, at 10:08, Owen DeLong <o...@delong.com 
> <mailto:o...@delong.com>> wrote:
>>> On Apr 10, 2018, at 22:42 , Andrew Alston <andrew.als...@liquidtelecom.com 
>>> <mailto:andrew.als...@liquidtelecom.com>> wrote:
>>> 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 
>> about GDPR).
>> 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.
>> Owen
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