Spam crackdown ordered across Europe

by admin November 28, 2006 at 10:22 am

Time to get tough

Tougher tactics are needed to crack down on spam, according to the European Commission.

National authorities should step up their actions to prosecute illegal online activities, the EC said, warning that spammers and spyware-mongers inside and outside the EU are still causing harm.

Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding said it is now time to turn the political concern about spam into “concrete actions”.

Using EU anti-spam legislation, Dutch authorities have managed to cut domestic spam by 85 per cent, she said – and added that she wants other countries to achieve similar results through “more efficient enforcement”.

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