|Dates:||24-29 June 2012|
|Location:||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Venue:||Hilton Prague Hotel|
ICANN 44 is an ICANN Meeting held from 24-29 June 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic.
In September, 2012, a working group related to the European Commission sent a letter to ICANN warning that its proposed additions to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement would infringe on European Privacy laws. The issues in question are the proposals to make registrars retain data about their customers for up to two years after registration, and by the idea that registrars should re-verify contact data every year. These proposals were discussed and supported by the GAC and the law enforcement voices within ICANN at ICANN 44 in Prague. This is potentially conflicting given that the GAC supported these measures and this pan-European body is coming down against it.
ICANN 44 was former CEO, Fadi Chehade's introduction to the ICANN community.