is a communication advisor at Dataprovider.com, a web-crawling company that specializes in indexing and structuring all publicly available information it can find on the Internet for lead generation, online brand protection and more. In her work, Iris focuses on researching the development of websites and domains. She writes about these developments, as well as other Internet-related technologies and legislation, for the company and other publications.
It has been a long time coming, but the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is almost here. This new privacy regulation requires substantial changes to the collection and storage of data and will affect multiple disciplines, including the brand protection industry. One of the ‘victims’ of the new law is the WHOIS database. How will these changes affect its records?