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Will the EU Data Protection Regulation put Whois at risk?

The Whois database enables any internet user to identify domain name registrants. The future of this widely-used and sometimes controversial “public internet directory” is now uncertain, due to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Some registries, such as AFNIC in France (which manages the .fr domain name), have implemented mechanisms to restrict the sharing of domain owner data. Should other countries follow suit? Should...


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