Sunday, May 22, 2011

India Is Becoming A Hub For Spam Communications

India is becoming a hub for Spam communications these days. Whether it is telemarketing or Spam e-mails, Indian share of this Unsolicited and Privacy Violating communications is increasing fast.

Thanks to our Department of Information Technology (DIT), Department of Telecommunication (DOT) and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that actively “Support and Encourage” these Tele Marketing Companies and Spam Producing Companies through abstaining from taking any action against them.

The Telemarketing and Spam Lobby is very powerful and that is preventing the DIT/DOT/TRAI from taking a pro active action in this regard. Further, India has no Privacy, Data Protection and Data Security Laws.

Even the Cyber Law of India, incorporated in the Information Technology Act 2000 (IT Act 2000), is useless in this regard. Further, almost all the Cyber Crimes in India are “Bailable” hence there is “No Deterrence” at all for Telemarketing and Spam Companies. Even the Telecom policy of India is not appropriate in this regard.

With an increased penetration of Wireless and Broadband Connections in rural and other sub urban areas of India, things would be more complicated. There is an urgent need to “Streamline” various issues that have been totally neglected so far.

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