=== Diploma Thesis ===
The title of the diploma thesis is ''[https://unipub.uni-graz.at/download/pdf/3703735 The Future of WHOIS - An analysis of the Policy Development Process under the GDPR with a focus on the litigation ICANN v. EPAG].'' Hudobnik, analyzes, how access to crucial information and protected data in the [[Whois|WHOIS]]-system can be ensured. Specificially, whether the collection and storage of personal data of the [[Admin-C]] and [[Tech-C]] are lawful, as well as whether the processing purposes are sufficiently specified under the [[General Data Protection Regulation]]. The modification of the [[Whois|WHOIS]] databases has significant practical implications since the [[General Data Protection Regulation]] came into force, as well as the [[Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data (EPDP)]], which has potentially been influenced by the litigation [[ICANN v. EPAG]]. The diploma thesis concludes that there is a definite need for further modifications of other relevant policy agreements within the [[Domain Name|domain name]] registration process. The year 2019 will show whether Phase 2 of the [[Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data (EPDP)|EPDP on the Temp Spec]] finalizes in time, and delivers a holistic solution for compliance with the [[General Data Protection Regulation|GDPR]] that is respected by the wide range of stakeholder groups involved.
In June 2019, Hudobnik presented a paper relating to his diploma thesis about ''WHOIS and the GDPR - A (never) ending story in cyberspace?'', at the 34th International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection at the [[Lisbon School of Economics & Management]].<ref>https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSWiGrRZdK_YMpnGQ9dq7uzC7D20y_FhO-tpoCTumZ39H_TxDnQvxAqk7t2OWFjbxFzo4fHSX56eJyI/pub</ref>