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ICANN Ombudsman is a welcome idea.
Recommendation 8.1.19 - Ombudsman to have a stronger role in promoting ICANN’s transparency. This role includes marking documents that are no more valid as expunged on ICANN Records, Checking that documents are well dated and with a Document Object Identifier (DOI) and similar such authorization.
Observation: Over the past five years, ICANN is indicating a clear focus on documentation. This is very good but there are too many documents in circulation. There is a need for a good Document Management System interoperating with the ICANN Community Wiki. The search is working well but one wants more like locating content from matches within richly formatted documents.
Comment: It is the prerogative of ICANN to classify what documents can be marked "Public". This approach is well respected. Requests for those not marked "Public" is a challenge. The networks are not 100% fool proof neither we want to make them so, Document leaks is not a new experience and Ombudsman ought to be equipped with necessary authorizations. More importantly, so far there has been no shredder of documents all over the internet. What is marked internally by ICANN is the best safety latch.
Suggestion: Provision for "Regret Window" may be included.
The questions may have to be toned appropriately.
PS: I appreciate the efforts of ICANN to minimize the interventions of the Ombudsman or Complaints Officer. I suggest that these officers have a tenure at the time of appointment say 3 - 5 years.