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Combatting SPAM

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Spam is not just annoying – it is a risk. Unsolicited electronic communication (spam), including malware and spyware, continues to be a burden, posing threats to countries, network operators and end users worldwide. While the telecommunication industry and internet communities have made great strides in creating best practices and developing innovative tools to combat spam, there is a need to build awareness – specifically in developing countries – of ongoing technical, industry and policy developments. ITU helps in amplifying solutions and builds necessary awareness about the issue.

​In collaboration with key partners – such as the Internet Society – ITU assists Member States through knowledge sharing and capacity building, providing workshops and topical webinars for policy makers and in country, as well as through the development of reports on the issue, its current state and solutions to spam.

ITU STUDY GROUPS RELATED TO CYBERSECURITY AND SPAM​

There are two ITU study groups / Questions pertaining to the issue of cybersecurity and spam. These are:
​​​ITU-T Study Group 17: ​​Security​
ITU-D Study Group 2 Question 3: Securing information and communication network​​s

Follow the links above to find out more.

​​ITU ENGAGEMENT IN THE LONDON ACTION PLAN​

The purpose of this Action Plan is to promote international spam enforcement cooperation and address spam related problems, such as online fraud and deception, phishing, and dissemination of viruses. The parti​​cipants also open the Action Plan for participation by other interested government and public agencies, and by appropriate private sector representatives, as a way to expand the network of entities engaged in spam enforcement cooperation. ​MORE...​​​

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KEY PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS​



Internet Society 
London Action Plan​​
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