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Frequently Asked Questions about requests for information by Law 20.285 about Access to Public Information

1. Who is asking for that information?

The request was made by a private person. The notifications were sent by NIC Chile to each user that includes a copy of the application, containing the identity of the applicant.

2. For what reason is this information requested?

The law does not require the petitioner to express the reasons for this request nor its purpose.

3. If I previously expressed my objection, do I have to do it again?

Yes. You must express your objection each time prior to a similar request to access such information. (But see question 8.)

4. When is the deadline for expressing my objection?

The deadline is indicated on each message we have sent you.

5. How many characters can I use to describe the reasons for my opposition?

You can use no more than 4,000 characters. We suggest that you keep it brief.

6. For what reasons may I object?

The law gives you the right to object to the release the information when such information violates your privacy or the protection of your personal data, when it constitutes a risk to the security of your computer systems, or when it affects your commercial or economic rights.

7. What happens if I do not object?

According to the law, if you do not express your objection it implies that you are authorizing the release of the information.

8. Do I need to object every time someone makes a massive request for information?

If you wish to not have to enter your opposition each time, you can authorize NIC Chile, represented through its Director, to oppose in your name to the release of data regarding any request for access to information that refers to all or any of the domain names of which the interested party is the Administrative Contact, when the reason for the request or requests may affect your rights protected by Law 20.285.

9. Why would NIC Chile be under an obligation to release the requested information?

NIC Chile is part of the University of Chile, who must comply with the Law 20.285 about Access to Public Information

10. Why does NIC Chile claim that the list of all the registered domain names should not be released?

Those who register domain names under .CL provide the required data knowing that such information will be used exclusively for purposes relating to the administration of the Domain Name System. NIC Chile has had an invariable policy of care and protection of this data and to not give it to those who could use it for purposes other than those pointed out.

NIC Chile considers that the massive delivery of domain names to a private person entails cybersecurity risks of various kinds, both in the access to information that could be made from such domain names, and the possibility that, having such a list, could facilitate attacks on servers, allow phishing schemes, spam or other cyber attacks.. In addition, the release of the data may affect commercial and economic rights of the holders of .CL domains, with respect to which it considers that there is a legal reason for caution.