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[FYI] EU on Spam
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- Date: Sun, 15 Aug 1999 19:16:06 +0100
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CORDIS RTD-NEWS/c European Communities, 1999.
Record Control Number: 13462
Data protection and privacy issues have always
been priorities for scientists and researchers.
But the advent of electronic mail lends them
another dimension in the form of unsolicited
e-mails, or 'spam' - often sent from commercial
Now the European Commission wants to investigate
the problem. It has recently announced a call for
tenders for a study on the specific
data-protection and privacy issues raised by
unsolicited electronic mail, and particularly
unsolicited commercial communications, and on the
nature of the regulatory response to these issues
within the European Union.
During the first stage of the study, the
contractor will be required to carry out an
overview of the state of development of
unsolicited electronic mail (including those from
commercial sources) at a global level. The data
protection and privacy issues, as well as the
wider commercial context in which the relevant
services and tolls are being developed should be
The contractor should conduct an in-depth
technical examination covering the processing of
personal data for unsolicited e-mails. They should
also explore the importance attached to privacy
concerns by those developing the relevant services
and tools and by the target users. This should
include an examination of the efforts made to
address these concerns, including the impact on
regulation related to data protection or
self-regulation, and the public's awareness of
In a second stage, the study should consider the
actual or likely regulatory response to these data
protection issues in four EU Member States,
identifying any differences in approach.
The deadline for requesting tender documents is 18
September 1999. The deadline for submitting
tenders is 21 September 1999.
Data Source Provider: Official Journal of the
Document Reference: OJ No S 154 of 11.8.1999, p.
Subject Index Codes: Innovation, Technology
For further information, please contact, quoting
DG XV - Internal Market and financial services
Unit E.1 200 rue de la Loi (C107 2/8) B-1049
Brussels Fax +322-2968010