Europe’s Battle Against Spam Rages On

In a recent study on online privacy, the European Commission highlights the need for Member States to do more to tackle online privacy threats to the public through a cohesive legislative structure.

The report indicates that too many varying degrees of punishments in tackling violations of Internet privacy exist across Member States and that in some cases there is a lack of information on how Member States should deal with spam violations. Furthermore, not enough Member States impose fines against spammers.

However, recently the EU Telecoms Reform was approved containing 12 reforms to improve all aspects of Internet usage for all citizens.  One of these 12 reforms focuses on addressing spam and ensures that Internet service providers will be able to protect themselves by taking legal action against spammers in the future. 

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