The Government has announced that it will introduce, this year, anti-spam legislation.
In my opinion this is a good thing. Legislation will not solve the problem by itself, but it is part of the overall solution. David Cunliffe deserves praise for taking this issue on and getting a commitment out of Government. Previously the policy was not to support legislation.
In my role as Vice-President of InternetNZ I’ve just been interviewed on this by TV3 so if anyone is interested the item is likely to be end of 1st segment or beginning of second segment tonight. Don’t expect more than a few seconds.
InternetNZ has also done a press release which I’ve included below, again for those interested.
InternetNZ welcomes anti-spam legislation
InternetNZ, the Internet Society of New Zealand, is welcoming the announcement by the Government that it will introduce to Parliament anti-spam legislation by the end of the year.