Network Working Group                 The North American Directory Forum
Request for Comments: 1295                                  January 1992
                          User Bill of Rights
                        for entries and listings
                        in the Public Directory
Status of this Memo
   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard.  Distribution of this memo is
   This RFC is a near-verbatim copy of a document, known as NADF-265,
   which has been produced by the North American Directory Forum (NADF).
                            User Bill of Rights
                         for entries and listings
                          in the Public Directory
   The mission of the North American Directory Forum is to provide
   interconnected electronic directories which empower users with
   unprecedented access to public information.  To address significant
   security and privacy issues, the North American Directory Forum
   introduces the following "User Bill of Rights" for entries in the
   Public Directory.  As a user, you have:
        I. The right not to be listed.
       II. The right to have you or your agent informed when
           your entry is created.
      III. The right to examine your entry.
       IV. The right to correct inaccurate information in your
        V. The right to remove specific information from your
       VI. The right to be assured that your listing in the
           Public Directory will comply with US or Canadian law
           regulating privacy or access information.
      VII. The right to expect timely fulfillment of these rights.
NADF                                                            [Page 1]

RFC 1295 User Bill of Rights January 1992 Scope of Intent - User Bill of Rights The North American Directory Forum is a collection of service providers that plan to offer a cooperative directory service in North America. This is achieved by interconnecting electronic directories using a set of internationally developed standards known as the CCITT X.500 series. In this context, the "Directory" represents the collection of electronic directories administered by both service providers and private operators. When an entry containing information about a user is listed in the Directory, that information can be accessed unless restricted by security and privacy controls. A portion of the Directory -- The Public Directory -- contains information for public dissemination. In contrast, other portions of the Directory may contain information not intended for public access. A user or user's agent may elect to list information in the Public Directory, a private directory, or some combination. For example, a user might publicly list a telephone number or an electronic mail address, and might designate other information for specific private use. The User Bill of Rights pertains to the Public Directory. Security Considerations Security issues are not discussed in this memo. Author's Address North American Directory Forum c/o Theodore H. Myer Rapport Communication 3055 Q Street NW Washington, DC 20007 Phone: +1 202-342-2727 EMail: 0004454742@mcimail.com NADF [Page 2]

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