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ANTI-SPAM STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS DISCUSSED AT FICCI
 

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ANTI-SPAM STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS DISCUSSED AT FICCI CYBER SAFETY WEEK SEMINAR AT HR COLLEGE OF COMMERCE, MUMBAI

A seminar on Anti Spam Strategies and Solutions was organized by FICCI in association with NASSCOM and Mumbai Police on November 25, 2005 at H.R. College Auditorium, Mumbai, as a part of the Cyber Safety Week.

Spam, an internet evil, has become a serious problem of late causing great losses to companies and individuals in terms of man hours wasted and money spent on internet and mobile phone communication systems. Moreover unwanted junk mails are seriously infringing the right to privacy of individuals. .

Elaborating on the benefits of information security, Mr. Sushil Jiwarajka, Chairman, FICCI-WRC said that the inherent benefits of security are a positive way to enhance trust and improve/differentiate the perception of brands. He further observed that the coming of new technology was facilitating greater access, comfort level and ease of operations. Talking about spamming, he observed that merely adding new sets of governmental regulations would not by themselves solve the problem, as spamming was a worldwide problem and national borders did not limit Internet access.


Mr. Vijay Mukhi, Chairman, E-Security Initiative, NASSCOM Western Region, in his address, strongly expressed his dismay at the growing menace of spamming, which he termed as a gross violation of fundamental right to privacy of individuals. He said that the private email of individuals was no more their private domain. He advocated a fee for sending email so that people would stop misusing and start respecting it. He felt that filtering has not proved to be an ideal solution to the problem. He called for dedicating a day in the year for Anti-Spamming.
 
Mrs. Indu Sahani, Principal, HR College, called for building excellent skill sets among the student community and creating awareness of the changing world around them. She felt that student participation at conferences on topics connected with cyber safety would enhance their awareness levels.

Presenting his Key Note Address, Mr. S. P. Srivastava, Joint Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, observed that about US$ 12 billion is wasted on account of Spam which many times contain damaging viruses making the user servers/computer systems vulnerable to serious attacks leading to costly breakdowns. After explaining the various ways by which people indulging in spamming, plant viruses to access files of other users without their knowledge, he suggested ways such as ‘deleting’, ‘camouflaging’ and ‘hiding’ email addresses/paths in different formats. He informed that an Internet Committee on Protocols was seriously working to resolve various problems arising out of spamming. He emphasized on the need to have a regulatory law on the subject at the earliest. According to him, India did not have any strict law in force to tackle the problem of spamming effectively. He clarified that as of date spamming was not a criminal act and is not a cognizable offence. He appreciated the tremendous progress made by Australian law in curbing spamming effectively.

Mr. Ajay Data, Chief Executive Officer, Data Infosys Ltd., in his presentation on Antii-Spam Strategies & Solutions considered that charging a fee for sending emails was not a solution to the problem He strongly felt that the use of appropriate technology was the only way to deal with the problem effectively. He pointed out that 40 per cent of all email received was spam and expected a 63 per cent increase in the number of spams by 2007. He clarified various queries on different anti-spamming measures like blacklisting, notifying, detection, content filtering, verifying mail from domain, restricting unauthorized mail relay and controlling rate of receipt of emails. He called for following national best practice, which is in place, by all concerned in order to derive maximum benefit from Internet.

Mrs. N.S. Nappinai, a noted advocate and specialist in cyber laws related matters, defined the scope of Article 21 under the Indian Constitution which protects the right to privacy, and its applicability in the case of spamming which too infringes on the right to privacy of individuals. According to her spamming is not a criminal offence in India. She further pointed out that so far only one writ petition has been filed on account of spamming in the Supreme Court viz., Harsh Pathak Vs. Union of India. She strongly felt that there was an immediate need for enacting proper legislation on spamming. In this connection she lauded the progress made the US, which had enacted CAN SPAM Act, 2003. She also called for amendments to the Indian IT Act 2000. She felt that Australia had the most effective cyber laws to curb spamming.
 

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