ITU wants spam dead within two years

Wednesday, 7 July 2004, 2:13 PM EST

Delegates at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) spam conference have called for standardised, tougher worldwide anti-spam legislation, which they believe could stamp out junk email within the next two years.

The ITU has brought together regulators from 60 countries and a number of international organisations, including the World Trade Organisation and the Council of Europe, in Geneva this week to discuss the problem.

"[We have] an epidemic on our hands that we need to learn how to control. International co-operation is the ultimate goal," said Robert Horton, acting chief of the Australian Communications Authority, and chairman of the meeting, according to Associated Press.

By Dinah Greek at vnunet.

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