OECD SPAM TOOLKIT
Manager, Online Policy
Department of Communications, Information
Technology and the Arts
Following the conclusions of the Brussels OECD
workshop and APAC.
A key element of the Task Force work-programme on
Still scoping elements and timeframes – what you see
here today are possible elements/concepts.
Broad input – government, industry, civil society etc
The OECD Spam Task Force is finalising the shape of,
priorities for and contributions to the toolkit.
Still a work in progress.
OECD Spam Toolkit - aims
The “toolkit” is a set of linked deliverables/projects designed
to help attack spammers from every angle – to
progressively “deprive them of oxygen”.
The aims of the toolkit are to:
provide tools to assist policy, legal and cooperative
progressively attack spammers on every front,
make it hard for them to do “business”,
make detection and prosecution likely and help recover
trust and confidence in the medium.
Any country developing or reviewing their spam
policies or regulatory environment or arrangements
Any country or group seeking to improve cross
border coordination and/or enforcement
Anyone developing education or awareness
resources about spam
Business and Industry
Elements of the “Toolkit”
Spam Regulation “Compendium”
An reference to spam regulation
Not a comparison of regimes, but of elements (decision points)
Identify the likely reactions to particular decisions
Identify how particular strategies can be legislated
International Enforcement and Cooperation
Index of cases/ laws
Capturing the present – how can we make the most of what we
Moving to the future – how can we “link up the patchwork”?
What has been tried? What worked?
Are there any consistent models/lessons?
A snapshot of the state-of-play
Consequences of current measures
What is on the horizon – eg authentication
Education and Awareness Resources
Leverage existing work
Minimise duplication/ Maximise quality
Partnerships against spam
Options, lessons, models
Elements (Continued 2)
A basket of existing measures to clarify trends
Helps identify what is working, and where to focus efforts
Outreach and Coordination
Co-ordination of efforts between the OECD, ITU and
eg contact lists and other information resources
A useful set of tools
Some elements will take longer than other to come
Resources are always needed (and welcome!)
The toolkit will complement other emerging spam
and e-security initiatives (e.g. “model” legislation)
National anti-spam frameworks remain a
fundamental building block – the toolkit will help this