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OECD wants spam cut

Two years talking should fix it
Fri Aug 13 2004, 10:08
THE ORGANISATION for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has set up a task group to fight spam.

While this sounds like a good idea, the body has no plans to actually do anything more than "study spam" and "develop a strategy" over the next two years.

In a move vaguely similar to the Judean People's Front Monty Python's Life of Brian, the OECD seems to think that two years of talking will actually stop us all drowning in a sea of spam.

However a spokesOECD said that it was really a very big job what with coordinating international policy, encouraging best practice in industry and business, promoting new technical defences, informing consumers, and facilitating cross-border law enforcement.

After two years, and if the net is still working, then it will have recommendations for its member states to ignore… er review.

On September 8 OECD member countries are having a shin-dig in South Korea to talk about fighting spam some more. µ


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