26 September 2023

ACMA goes global to catch illegal spams

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to share strategic approaches, exchange intelligence and assist each other with investigations.

Chair of ACMA, Nerida O’Loughlin said the MoU would enhance joint efforts to combat unlawful telemarketing and spams.

“It builds on the already strong strategic and working relationship between the ACMA and the CRTC,” Ms O’Loughlin said.

“Scams, flooded inboxes and unlawful calls are eroding people’s confidence in communication services,” she said.

Ms O’Loughlin said this was an international problem in origin and impact, and increased global collaboration was required to address it.

“This agreement will see us build on our existing strong relationship with our Canadian counterparts to crack down on unlawful calls and messages, particularly when entities operating across borders are involved,” she said.

Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the CRTC, Ian Scott said his organisation had a long-standing and trusting relationship with the ACMA that would prove rewarding for both countries.

“The landscape of threats to consumers is constantly shifting,” Mr Scott said.

“The only way we can tackle this global issue is by working collaboratively with other international jurisdictions,” he said.

“We look forward to continuing to exchange information and best practices as well as the sharing of expertise as we tackle these issues in a united fashion,” Mr Scott said.

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