Title

Proposed Anti-Spam Legislation Model in Singapore - Are We Losing the War before Even Starting the Battle?

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

Unsolicited messages have grown into an intractable parasite on the underbelly of an otherwise effectual and vibrant electronic communications regime. There has been a sudden surge in the enactment of anti-spam laws globally within the last couple of years. On 25 May 2004, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and the Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore jointly released a Consultation Paper on a Proposed Legislative Framework for the Control of E-mail Spam in Singapore. It is timely to consider the proposed anti-spam legislation model for Singapore in the light of such existing laws in other countries and their levels of effectiveness since their enactment in their respective jurisdictions. This article critically evaluates the suggested solutions contained in the Proposed Legislative Framework and makes some recommendations for changes to the model in order to render it a more powerful instrument to fight the problem.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Internet Law

Research Areas

Intellectual Property and Technology-related Law

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

747

Last Page

792

ISSN

0218-2009

Publisher

Singapore Academy of Law

Additional URL

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