Not quite bad it’s business and economic based. Most of the BPO companies are
and have EU citizen /resident data and for the outsourcing to continue to
operate within bounds and still survive. I do not think Mauritian government
had any option than to go forward with this. Now the agreement with EU
alignment dates way back in 2006 if i recall. It was also because of EU
business operations which wanted to ensure that Mauritius was a signatory and
aligned with safe harbour principles and data protection and privacy rules.
A small island which needs various economic sectors to be economically viable
does not have any options. Mauritius benefits heavily from the EU. Pot luck….
> On Apr 11, 2018, at 20:01, Owen DeLong <o...@delong.com> wrote:
> 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
>> <mailto: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.
>> 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
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