[cabfpub] Ballot 121 - EVGL Insurance Requirements

kirk_hall at trendmicro.com kirk_hall at trendmicro.com
Fri May 2 15:38:59 UTC 2014

Gerv (and all) -- I can already tell you that there is no other insurance that the Forum could require that is designed to protect the public and consumers.  So I won't be able to come up with a replacement for the current (nonsensical) requirements for CGL and E&O coverage, which also don't protect the public or consumers.

I would say the burden is on the proponents of keeping an insurance requirement to come up with an alternative (but they won't be able to do so).

In the meantime, we should eliminate the current requirement, which has no meaning.  In the one case we know of where insurance might have made a difference to customers (Diginotar), we know the insurer denied all coverage because of Diginotar's bad acts, and the Dutch bankruptcy court agreed with the insurer -- no coverage at all to respond to claims.  What other information do we need?

This doesn't affect my company -- we don't even have to buy insurance under the rules -- but the current rule is very unfair to CAs outside the US, and is really just a pointless barrier for many new CAs.

-----Original Message-----
From: public-bounces at cabforum.org [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On Behalf Of Gervase Markham
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2014 1:58 AM
To: public at cabforum.org
Subject: Re: [cabfpub] Ballot 121 - EVGL Insurance Requirements

On 01/05/14 17:56, Jeremy Rowley wrote:
> I am in favor of that approach rather than gutting the entire 
> requirement.  We haven’t adequately explored the alternatives and 
> possible revisions to the language to know whether a simple change 
> could satisfy the current concerns.

I agree. I don't deny the problems raised, and it could be that the Working Group has considered and rejected other options, but I don't feel "sold" on this.

There are two options - remove the requirements and then think of new ones to add later (Kirk's suggestion) or keep them until we've more carefully examined the problem as a group (Jeremy's suggestion).

I'm with Jeremy so, for this ballot in this form at this time:

Mozilla votes NO.

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