The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have set up a task force to marshal the efforts of government, business and civil society in order to tackle the problems posed by unsolicited e-mail messages, or spam.
The OECD Task Force will ensure a better focus of work on priority areas and improved co-ordination between different policy communities. Key objectives will include coordinating international policy responses in the fight against spam, encouraging best practices in industry and business, promoting enhanced technical measures to combat spam along with improved awareness and understanding among consumers, and facilitating cross-border law enforcement.
The Task Force has been given two years to study existing and emerging anti-spam strategies across all sectors; develop and promote an anti-spam "tool-kit" focused on practical anti-spam strategies, arrangements and solutions; and devise a public awareness strategy in order to support global efforts to combat spam. https://www.dmeurope.com/default.asp?ArticleID=2586