As far as IP Addresses go (and domains too), currently GDPR recognizes the
rights of individuals, not companies, which means that a company can be in the
whois query, since it does not have the right to privacy.
My understanding is that this will only affect natural persons.
> On 14 Apr 2018, at 20:19, Matt Harris <m...@netfire.net> wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 12:14 PM, Rich Kulawiec <r...@gsp.org> wrote:
>> The only people served by restriction on WHOIS availability are abusers
>> and attackers, and the entities (e.g., registrars) who profit from them.
> Not that whois data for domain names has been particularly useful for the
> past decade anyhow since most TLDs and registrars either provide for free,
> or sell as an addon, "private" registration via some "proxy corporation" or
> whatever. Domain name whois for most TLDs has not been the sort of
> accountability measure that ICANN seems to think it is for a very long
> time, at least in practice.
> I'd be much more concerned about RIPE's whois data for AS and IP address