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Workshop on eliminating spam and nuisance communications

Workshop on eliminating spam and nuisance communications

Bangkok, 11 OCTOBER 2016

The issue of spam and nuisance communications is a priority for many governments, and one where international collaboration is needed in areas of policy, regulation, and enforcement.

Efforts are underway to double the number of countries that are signatories to a global effort to fight spam and nuisance communications such as robo-calling, malware and botnets. At this workshop, part of the IIC's Communications, Policy & Regulations Week, regulators and other interested parties from around the world discussed collaboration and best practice methods.

The workshop, organised by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, also presented case studies highlighting the cross-border nature of many of the issues.

A round-up of the workshop and the two days of discussion is provided here by CommsDay the official publication for the event.

PROGRAMME

13:45   Welcome and thank you
             •   Jean-Pierre Blais – CRTC, Canada

13:50   Opening Remarks: Understanding the current landscape 
             •   Steve Eckersley – ICO, United Kingdom

14:10   Sharing of experiences – Cross Border Case Studies 
             •   Travis LeBlanc – FCC, United States 
             •   Tony Li – OFCA, Hong Kong 
             •   Peter Merrigan – DIA, New Zealand

             •   Moderator: Chris Chapman – IIC

15:10   Break 

15:20   Bridging the gap between policy makers and enforcement agencies 
             •   Christina Runnegard – Internet Society 
             •   Viola Veiderpass – Interpol 

             •   Moderator: Steve Unger – OfCom, United Kingdom

16:20   Next steps: Where do we go from here? – Armchair Discussion
             •   Jean-Pierre Blais – CRTC, Canada 
             •   Richard Bean – ACMA, Australia 
             •   Adriana Labardini – IFT, Mexico

 


 

 WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Adriana Labardini Inzunza

Adriana Labardini Inzunza

Public Interest Lawyer; Specialist in Regulation and Competition in the Telecomm & Media Industries

Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman

President, International Institute of Communications

Christine Runnegar

Christine Runnegar

Director, Security and Privacy Policy, Internet Society

Jean-Pierre Blais

Jean-Pierre Blais

Former Chairman & CEO, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Peter Merrigan

Peter Merrigan

Senior Investigator, Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit, Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand

Richard Bean

Richard Bean

Former Acting Chairman & CEO, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

Stephen Eckersley

Stephen Eckersley

Head of Enforcement, Information Commissioners's Office (ICO), UK

Stephen Unger (Dr)

Stephen Unger (Dr)

Former Board Member and Group Director, Ofcom, UK

Tony Li

Tony Li

Assistant Director (Support), Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA), Hong Kong SAR

Travis LeBlanc

Travis LeBlanc

Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP; Former Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Chief, USA

Viola Viederpass

Viola Viederpass

Digital Crime Officer Cybercrime Directorate, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation

 

 

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