China’s Data Security Initiative: Still Stuck in the Sovereignty Box

The Trump administration has unleashed a number of aggressive actions blocking China from access to those parts of the transnational digital economy anchored in the United States. These actions are based on the premise that exposure to Chinese ICT products and services are national security threats, because China’s Communist government...

ICANN, Whois and Global Data Governance

Although few people are aware of it, ICANN and the domain name system are on the front lines of the transnational data governance issues raised by the clash between European privacy law and American (and eventually Chinese and Indian) information industries. Prompted by Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ICANN...

Show me the market: Technical data helps, but isn’t enough to understand the DoH debate

A presentation at the recent RIPE79 gives us some initial insight into the recursive resolution of Domain Name System (DNS) queries. Who performs recursive resolution and therefore has access to DNS query data is at the center the DNS over HTTPS (DoH) debate. But as we’ll explain below, the data...