Spam hits the summit at Parliament House

Spam hits the summit at Parliament House

A Spam Summit was held at Parliament House on Thursday as a prelude to the introduction of anti-spam legislation, most likely in 2004.

The Internet Industry Association's (IIA) Spam Summit was sponsored by spam filtering company Messagecare, formed by OzEmail founder, Sean Howard, and was addressed by IT Minister, Senator Richard Alston.

He was joined by ALP Senator Kate Lundy and Democrat, Brian Greig.

The aim of the summit was to debate and shape measures to be introduced in the legislation.

Declaring spam the single biggest threat to e-mail, Messagecare CEO, Andrew Kent, said the summit was an opportunity to prepare recommendations and a workable legislative framework.

"Penalties are an important consideration for the Spam Summit; spam perpetrators, in this country, caught soliciting and peddling their services to unsuspecting e-mail users should be called to account - and with strict penalties, where appropriate," he said.

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