Australia registers world's first antispam code of practice


Australian regulators registered what they said was the world's first industry code for battling spam, a set of rules that could impose massive fines on Internet service providers who fail to help counter the plague of unwanted emails.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) said the legislative code of practice will come into force in July, building on a 2003 Spam Act which focused on the spammers themselves rather than the Internet Service Providers (ISP). Australia registers world's first anti-spam code of practice - Yahoo! News

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