ICANN Redaction Register
20 December 2019
In publishing Board resolutions, Minutes, and Board Briefing Materials, ICANN org redacts a limited set of information as discussed in the ICANN Bylaws, the Guidelines for the Posting of Board Briefing Materials and ICANN Publication Practices for Board, Litigation and Accountability Processes. Beginning in December 2019, ICANN org will update the ICANN Redaction Register (Register) when it posts a new set of Board resolutions, Minutes, and Board Briefing Materials.
The Register tracks redactions from Board resolutions, Minutes, and Board Briefing Materials from August 2016. In addition to tracking the redactions by date and meeting, the Register also identifies the subject and/or topic of the redacted materials, the reasoning behind the redaction and a determination on whether said redaction is subject to an annual review to determine if the information can be published at a later time. ICANN org's practice in performing this annual review and release of information is discussed in the Guidelines for the Posting of Board Briefing Materials. When information is released, the Register will be updated to reflect the date of that release.
Some items on the Register are identified as not subject to annual review, such as contact information or other confidential employment information. The Guidelines for the Posting of Board Briefing Materials provide additional information on the propriety of keeping certain information shielded from disclosure.