tangor - 7:42 pm on Jan 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
The referenced article above indicates there are TALKS in progress on how to implement and the governmental forces which are causing those talks to commence. I fully expect that privacy issues are under discussion. I also suspect that when completed, there will be a new fee structure to register domains that will cover those expenses (privacy, maintenance, etc.) and that might actually be a good thing... reduce the number of cheap domains and the entry bar to spammers just got raised.