I didn’t say it was unnecessary. I said it was bad. GDPR is a bad regulation as 
far as I’m concerned and the more its grasp expands, the worse it is for all 

If for no other reason than the incredible extra-territorial jurisdiction 
land-grab, this sets a terrible precedent.


> On Apr 11, 2018, at 09:08 , Kris Seeburn <seebur...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 
>> <mailto:o...@delong.com>> wrote:
>> Well, then, that makes it just as bad for MU as it is for US.
>> Owen
>>> 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.
>>> 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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