28/01/2004 - Representatives of OECD governments, business and consumer groups will meet at an OECD workshop hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on 2-3 February to look at the problems for Internet-based communications posed by spam.
Journalists are invited to a news conference hosted by OECD Deputy Secretary-General Herwig Schlögl, with Commissioner Erkki Liikanen of the European Commission, U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Mozelle W. Thompson; Peter Ferguson, Industry Canada; Wonki Min, Korea’s Ministry of Information and Communication; Susan Grant on behalf of the TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue, and Joseph Alhadeff of Oracle Corporation on behalf of BIAC, at 12.30 p.m. on Monday 2 February at the European Commission’s Centre Albert Borschette, 36, Rue Froissart, B-1040 Brussels.
The workshop will explore the growing problem of spam, with a focus on the international dimension. Participants will:
Identify common characteristics, sources and statistics of spam.
Examine the variety of approaches to combat spam.
Review how far these approaches have been successful.
Consider ways of increasing international co-operation to address the issue.
The agenda and a background paper are available on the OECD’s Web site at www.oecd.org/sti/spam
For further information, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Relations Division (tel. (33) 1 45 24 97 00).