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Draft of 'spam' circular debated

HA NOI -- The Ministry of Trade hosted a seminar in Ha Noi yesterday to introduce the draft of a circular to guide trade promotion in the electronic media.

The circular aims to legalise commerce promotion activities via email, mobile phone, text messages and websites, as well as to protect the privacy of internet users, reported the Ministry of Trade's e-Commerce Department.

The current draft has 12 provisions on the above-mentioned issues and deals specifically with email advertisements, usually called 'spam', an annoyance experienced by most email users.

The draft outlined punishments for internet crimes, ranging from fines to criminal penalties. Potential financial penalties range from between VND1 million and VND20 million (US$62.7 and $125.4).

Tran Thanh Hai, deputy director of the department, said the nation was in need of spam and internet regulations since they are not presently covered in the law.

"There are no regulations regarding ...

ยป Viet Nam News - Viet Nam News - 18-08-2006

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