The European registries have made it clear that copmpliance
with the EU privacy directive, i.e. compliance with the law is
a higher priority.

Please, don't make sweeping statements about "the european registries".
Not all agree on the need for NSEC3 or similar mechanismes for
"privacy" requirements. Actually, most of them don;t have an opinion
on this, others are happy with classical NSEC.

Furthermore, a european directive is not a law. The implementations
of a directive can be (and most times are) different in the various
member state.

As far as I understand, the UK & DE registries are advised by their
juridical advisors against NSEC because of the local juridical


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