European Data Protection Digest

French DPA Updates Anti-Spam System

September 24, 2010

The Commission Nationale de L'informatique et Des Libertés (CNIL) has launched a new version of its Signal Spam system, Telecompaper reports. CNIL describes the system as unique because it unites all of the actors of the e-mail ecosystem, business and operators, professional associations and public authorities, the report states. The CNIL system is free to users and aims to stop spam at the source by finding those who send it and reporting it to the Internet user community for action. CNIL President Alex T?rk encouraged consumers to use the system and said that the authority keeps a list of the most active spam drives every month.
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