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OECD anti-spam initiatives. Anti-SPAM Strategies – The Way Forward for the ASEAN Telecommunications Regulators’ Council (ATRC) 3-4 May 2005, Cyberjaya, Malaysia www.oecd.org/sti/spam claudia.sarrocco@oecd.org. Spam Over IP?. Mobile phones. Phishing. Viruses Worms. URLs Links to

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oecd anti spam initiatives

OECD anti-spam initiatives

Anti-SPAM Strategies – The Way Forward for the ASEAN Telecommunications Regulators’ Council (ATRC)

3-4 May 2005, Cyberjaya, Malaysia



spam evolution


Over IP?







Links to









Spam evolution

Based on E. Salem (Symanthec) presentation (http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/spam/background.html)

spam characteristics
Spam characteristics

Fraudulent spam

Spam – security threat

Anonymous spam

No prior consent

oecd spam task force spam toolkit
OECD Spam Task Force: Spam Toolkit
  • To provide member (and non-member) countries policy orientation and support in their decisions regarding spam issues (regulation, technologies, education…);
  • Promote/facilitate cross-border coordination among anti-spam authorities, and between public and private entities;
  • Raise awareness different stakeholders on the complexity and gravity of the issue, also providing informational and educative materials;
spam toolkit content
Spam Toolkit: content
  • Eight elements:
    • Regulation
    • Enforcement
    • Industry driven initiatives
    • Technical solutions
    • Education and awareness
    • Co-operative partnerships against spam
    • Spam metrics
    • Outreach
element 1 regulation
Element 1: regulation
  • Report on possible approaches to anti-spam regulation:
    • Basic principles
    • Cross-border provisions
    • Spam as a security threat
    • Sanctions
    • Players
    • Additional elements
element 2 enforcement
Element 2: enforcement
  • Report on cross-border enforcement
  • Contact list (country profiles)
  • Possibility to extend the applicability of OECD cross-border guidelines on fraud to spam cases
elements 3 industry solutions
Elements 3: Industry solutions
  • Activities undertaken by private sector entities to counter spam, such as for example ISPs and ISPs associations:
    • ISPA code of conduct
    • MAAWG initiative (www.maawg.org)
    • Etc.

Element 4: Technical solutions

  • Study on technical solutions applicable to spam at different levels
element 5 education and awareness
Element 5: Education and awareness
  • Report on activities on education and awareness in OECD member countries (information and best practices)
  • Education and awareness website (in cooperation with ITU) for all interested countries

Element 6: cooperative partnerships

  • Advantages and examples of cooperation between public and private entities in the spam sector
element 7 spam metrics
Element 7: spam metrics

2005-2005 - Messagelabs

  • Gathering of data and information from different sources, and elaboration of a sort of “basket” from which it will be possible to extrapolate a spam TREND


February-April 05 – Comendo (Dk)

element 8 outreach activities
Element 8: outreach activities
  • Spam is a global problem  the spam Toolkit is not directed only to OECD countries
    • Cooperation with ITU, APEC, etc, to ensure a larger diffusion of the toolkit and to include non-OECD economies in its elaboration
    • More attention to private-public dialogue
    • Report on spam in developing countries (public)
    • Contact list: open to all interested countries (see template)
    • OECD Spam Toolkit Website (www.oecd.org/sti/spam)
spam authorities contact list
Spam authorities contact list

CP=Consumer Protection Agency, Crim=Criminal prosecutor’s office and police; DP=Data Protection Agency, Sec=Securities and Investment Regulators. TC=Telecommunications authority.

please fill it in and return to claudia.sarrocco@oecd.org

Thank you