The Ministry of Information and Communications might create an IP blacklist, recording IPs that send out spam text messages, calls and emails, officials said.
|Two people are seen using mobile phones. The Ministry of Information and Communications might create an IP blacklist to fight spams|
According to the draft decree on spam control, for which the Government is seeking comments, messages, calls and emails are considered spam if they are sent without prior approval, are advertising messages that violate regulations or contain information that is not allowed by law or is not approved by the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Messages and emails used for scams or to distribute malware are also considered spam.
However, the draft decree has only presented general measures to prevent spam, such as control over information sharing and text message advertising services and the recall of email addresses and phones that send out spam.
The ministry has asked suppliers of these services to comply with the rules on spam prevention. Organizations, firms and individuals must not send advertising messages or call numbers that do not accept advertisements.
Besides this, the ministry might ask telecom firms to adopt preventive measures such as not providing messaging services to unlicensed advertising service suppliers and recalling numbers that send spam. SGT