March 19, 2018

.LV to undergo data minimization for GDPR compliance

The move seeks to develop new policies for WHOIS and amend personal data processing & domain name usage policies under the ccTLD.

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Latvian ccTLD .LV’s registry NIC.LV has announced that they will be shortening the data filling process for domain name registrants. With this move, registrants will be asked to provide only one postal address instead of two and no fax number, in a bid to comply with European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

According to NIC.LV, European ccTLD operators have been in a scurry ever since the EU decided to implement new privacy rules for registrants. They also say that since the deadline for enacting reforms is breathing down their neck, the changes are likely to come into effect very soon.

NIC.LV say that with this ‘data minimization’, the number of registrations are likely to increase, boosting the total number of registrants under the .LV ccTLD. They also believe that this rise will take place after NIC.LV makes amends to  WHOIS’ privacy policy, personal data processing and the right to use domain names under the .LV ccTLD.

Speaking about the reforms, NIC.LV said that a registrant’s telephone number and email id will not be published to be seen by others. They further added that in order to allow contact with the registrant, NIC.LV will develop an electronic contact form.

In closing, the registry added that they are seeking feedback on their rules by 12th of April with further reforms & amendments currently under discussion.

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