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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
 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

NADF [Page 2]

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