Spam and legislation

Darya Gudkova Kaspersky Lab
Andrey Nikishin Kaspersky Lab

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Spam - we all get it. And yet we all have effective filters to protect ourselves. Nevertheless, every day we all check our spam folders and grumble about spammers. Clearly, filters are not enough. What about legislation that would allow us to strike at the heart of the problem - the spammer business structures? Well, the US CAN-SPAM Act is over five years old now. Many countries have adopted similar legislation. So what legal protection do we have? How does it work across countries? Where is legislation effective? Why or why not? What can we charge spammers with in addition to organizing mass mailings? What additional legislation is needed to even the odds? These questions and more will be discussed.


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