for Information Technologies and Communication of the Russian Federation
There is no explicit regulation on unsolicited e-mail in
the Russian Federation; formally spam issues come under competency of the Ministry
for Information Technologies and Communication of the Russian Federation. According to
the Russian Civil Code (art. 309) some solutions are offered, in order to address
spam issues in the form of contracts between ISP and the user, as well as
to develop codes of "good practice' for ISP. There is a project "Antispam,"
started in May 2003 and initiated by UNESCO IFAP (Information for All Programme)
National Committee of Russia, which is aimed at dealing with spam by legal,
ethical and technical means. The main task is to draft an anti spam legislation
with an opt-in approach.