MGLP provides legal opinion on ICANN-agreement

Registrars need to sign the ICANN’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement to be able to offer registration of generic domains such as .com, .net or .biz. The latest version of this Agreement obliges registrars to retain various customer data for up to two years after expiration of the relevant contract.

To determine, whether this agreement complies with Austrian law, the ISPA - Internet Service Providers Austria, the representation of the Austrian internet industry, has tasked Maybach Görg Lenneis & Partner with a legal opinion. Leading partners were Árpád Geréd (IT- and Domain Law) and Marian Maybach (Data Protection Law).

Today, June 16, 2014, the ISPA presented the legal opinion to its members and the public. It concludes that the registrars‘ data retention obligations are in breach of Austrian law. 

„With this legal opinion we are confident that we will soon be able to accomplish an exception for Austrian Registrars.“ says Maximilian Schubert, secretary general of the ISPA.


Press reports (selection):

ISPA, June 16, 2014
Der Standard, June 16, 2014
Extrajournal.Net, June 16, 2014
COMPUTERWELT, June 16, 2014
Telekom | REPORT, August 1, 2014

Last updated: August 1, 2014


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