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(49) Privaterra

14 February 2006

Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation

Contact Information

  1. Organization's Name: Privaterra
  2. Organization's email address: privaterra@xxxxxx
  3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +1 416 893 0377
  4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
    c/o Sage Centre
    680 - 220 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 2M9
    Canadian Charitable Number - BN 130560188RR0001
  5. Organization's website (URL) (if available):
  6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
    Robert Guerra
    Managing Director, Privaterra
    131 Beecroft Road, Suite 2109
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2N 6G9
    Tel: +1 416 893 0377 Fax: +1 416 893 0374
    Email: rguerra@xxxxxx


  1. Is your organization constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organization is based will predominate in your organization's operation?
  2. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
    The Privaterra community consists of approximately 50 members - these include partner organizations, advisors and trainers who the organization partners with to provide information security consulting services and training.
  3. Explain the eligibility requirements (if any) for your organization's constituents/membership (if you provide a written application for admission as a member, you may attach a copy):
  4. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
    English. Spanish & French when required.
  5. Provide support for the statement that your organization is self-supporting (by answering "yes" you confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding):
    Yes. The organization is receives its funding from in-kind donations, grants and charitable donations.
  6. Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
    • 3 Board of directors
    • 10 member advisory board
    • Numerous partner organizations
    • International membership - which includes volunteers, trainers & supporters

    Privaterra operates as an ongoing independent project of the Sage Charitable foundation (Canada). The organization's managing director and its board of directors direct its ongoing activities. Its board of advisors provides ongoing strategic advice.

    Privaterra's members are mostly volunteers based in Canada, The US and Latin America. These members are professionals involved in information society issues, privacy and information security training and consulting.

  7. Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
  8. Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
    • Website
    • Mailing list
    • Events
    • Conferences
    • Training sessions
    • Workshops
  9. Does your organization post on the Internet publicly-accessible, current information about your organization's goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s) (if this information currently is available, provide URLs)?
    Yes, at
  10. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
    Managing Director:
    Robert Guerra


    • Jason Young, LL.M. (Law and Technology), University of Ottawa Associate, Deeth Williams Wall LLP
    • Katitza Rodriguez, LL.M, Lima University
      International Policy Fellow, EPIC (PERU)
      Founder & Director, CPSR-Peru


    • Patrick Ball, is director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) at Benetech
    • L Jean Camp is an Associate Professor at the School of Informatics, Adjunct Professor of Telecommunications, and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Indiana University.
    • David Casacuberta is a philosophy professor in the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
    • Andrew Clement is a Professor in the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto
    • Sam Gregory is the program coordinator at WITNESS,
    • Iduvina Hernandez is the Executive Director of Seguridad en Democracia (SEDEM).
    • Gus Hosein is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and a Senior Fellow at Privacy International
    • Jovan Kurbalija is the founding director of DiploFoundation
    • Nick Moraitis, is a Social Change Communications & Engagement Consultant
    • Dara O'Neil is a member of the research faculty in the Georgia Tech Research Institute where she conducts technology transfer and policy analysis studies for sponsors
    • Marc Rotenberg is Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC
    • Bruce Schneier is an internationally-renowned security technologist and author, and is both a Founder and the Chief Technical Officer of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc
    • Philip R. Zimmermann is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy, an email encryption software package


  1. What is your organization's primary goal or mission (please attach any mission or policy statement for your organization, if in writing, or provide a URL, if posted):
    Privaterra's mission is to provide technological education and support for civil society organizations (Human Rights NGOs) in the area of data privacy, secure communications and information security.
  2. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
    • Internet Governance
    • World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
    • Security - DNS & WHOIS
    • Multi-lingual content
    • Privacy - Legislation & advocacy
  3. If formed, will your organization commit to assisting the Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) for the region in which your organization is based in performing its function?


Robert Guerra
Managing Director, Privaterra
131 Beecroft Road, Suite 2109
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2N 6G9
Tel: +1 416 893 0377 Fax: +1 416 893 0374
Email: rguerra@xxxxxx

Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure