Signal Spam initiates its European development
Signal Spam will meet on 14 February in the Netherlands with all actors involved in the fight against spam. This first step in the European development of Signal Spam is in line with the guidelines of the European Commission.
Recently, it announced its strategy to increase the level of security for citizens and businesses in cyberspace.
This strategy includes the creation in 2013 of a central unit for real-time sharing of resources and best practices between Member States and businesses (Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council of 22 November 2010, page 11).
It is in this context that Signal Spam was recently invited to present its cooperation model to the European Commission. This intervention, which took place on 15 December 2010 during the 3rd conference on public/private dialogue in the fight against illegal content, was supported by the intervention of the Head of the OCLCTIC (Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité liée aux Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication) and that of the Complaints Department of the CNIL (Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés).
The Signal Spam delegation also included representatives from AFA (Association des Fournisseurs d'Accès), Orange, SFR and Return Path. All of them were able to testify about their involvement in Signal Spam and the importance of collecting alerts from users. At the end of the day, the European Commission announced the creation of a working group in which Signal Spam will be invited to play an active role.
These two events, the European working group and the awareness day in the Netherlands, will allow Signal Spam to accelerate awareness of the need to develop spam reporting centres across Europe. This awareness will facilitate the establishment of the European Central Unit against Cybercrime in 2013.