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Anti–spam legislation being considered

 

Thursday 22nd June, 2006   Posted: 15:23 CIT   (20:23 GMT)
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Anti–spam legislation for the Cayman Islands is being considered by the Information and Communications Technology Authority.

The ITCA is now seeking input through a public consultation campaign. The goal is to ensure that any anti–spam legislation enacted in Cayman Islands is an effective tool as part of a multi–pronged attack on spam, said an ITCA press release.

Spam is the term used to refer to unsolicited bulk messages, usually transmitted to a large number of recipients via email, but may also include unsolicited telephone calls, text messages or fax. They usually have a focus on promoting products, services or fraudulent schemes.

Major problems caused by spam are breaches of privacy and a lowering of user confidence, deceptive practices, illegal or offensive content such as pornography and scams, threats to network integrity and security, desired email getting blocked by anti–spam technologies, and the financial costs imposed on Internet Service Providers and users, the release said.

A number of governments around the world have enacted or are proposing legislation as one way of curbing spam growth.

Businesses and the general public in Cayman are encouraged to read the consultation document and provide their views to the Authority.

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Copies of the posted consultation document may be obtained by accessing the ICTA web site at href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="http://www.icta.ky/" target="_blank" class="txtlink">www.icta.ky or by calling the ICTA offices at 946– 4282).

Comments on the Public Consultation are to be submitted to the ICTA by 18 August.

Submissions are to be delivered to the ICTA at Alissta Tower, 3rd Floor, OR mailed to P.O. Box 2502 GT, Grand Cayman, OR sent by e–mail to: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto:consultation@icta.ky" class="txtlink">consultation@icta.ky ; or"> href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto: href="mailto:consultations@icta.ky" class="txtlink">consultations@icta.ky ; OR sent by fax to (345) 945–8284.  

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