Re: All bow to the data protection Gods
"The European data protection bods couldn't care less if they managed to wreck the entire internet"
How would it do that? If the data concerned were essential to the operation of the internet it wouldn't be affected. All that's affected is the publication of certain data fields and, if you bother to read the article you'll notice that some TLD authorities manage this perfectly well. Could it be that ICANN has had its head up its arse for the last several years whilst it gets on with its own governance issues which have been amply reported here?
"Hopefully this won't encourage other governments to pass local laws to demand world wide changes."
What other governments did you have in mind? The US for instance?