Fabricio Vayra

Fabricio Vayra

Partner at Perkins Coie LLP
Joined on December 6, 2017
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Fabricio Vayra concentrates his practice on intellectual property and Internet policy issues. He counsels corporate clients on comprehensive trademark and IP enforcement programs, domain name matters, and Internet governance policy strategies and related regulatory advocacy. He has been closely involved in the policy debates and stakeholder negotiations related to expanding the Internet through additional top-level domains and has also managed expansive IP enforcement programs and large corporate restructuring issues pertaining to trademarks and related license, acquisition and divestiture negotiations and agreements.

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It's About Whois Display And Access

The need for an access model for non-public Whois data has been apparent since GDPR became a major issue before the community well over a year ago. Now is the time to address it seriously, and not with half measures. We urgently need a temporary model for access to non-public Whois data for legitimate uses, while the community undertakes longer-term policy development efforts. more

GDPR and What Comes Next: The Parade of Horribles

The compliance deadline for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is nearly upon us, the unveiling of a proposed model to bring WHOIS into compliance is said to come from ICANN next week, and everyone is scrambling to understand all that's involved. Implementation of a revised WHOIS model is clearly on the horizon, but what comes after may be the real story! Specifically, if WHOIS information becomes more than nominally restricted, what's the consequence to the data controllers (ICANN and the contracted parties) who implement this revised model? more

WHOIS Inaccuracy Could Mean Noncompliance with GDPR

The European Commission recently released technical input on ICANN's proposed GDPR-compliant WHOIS models that underscores the GDPR's "Accuracy" principle - making clear that reasonable steps should be taken to ensure the accuracy of any personal data obtained for WHOIS databases and that ICANN should be sure to incorporate this requirement in whatever model it adopts. Contracted parties concerned with GDPR compliance should take note. more

Eliminating Access to WHOIS - Bad for All Stakeholders

Steeped deep in discussions around the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the past several months, it has occurred to me that I've been answering the same question for over a decade: "What happens if WHOIS data is not accessible?" One of the answers has been and remains the same: People will likely sue and serve a lot of subpoenas. This may seem extreme, and some will write this off as mere hyperbole, but the truth is that the need for WHOIS data to address domain name matters will not disappear. more

Topic Interests

ICANNPolicy & RegulationDomain NamesLawWhoisPrivacyDomain ManagementInternet Governance

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It's About Whois Display And Access

Eliminating Access to WHOIS - Bad for All Stakeholders

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