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The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has set up a task force to tackle spam.

The group will look at a host of issues to tackle this global problem including co-ordinating international responses to fight spam and encourage "best practices" in industry and business.

It will also promote technical measures to combat spam as well as work to educate users about the problems of spam. Oh, and it will also examine ways in which law enforcement authorities can crackdown on spammers.

Although a number of countries have taken their own measures to combat spam, it's hoped a co-ordinated approach can do more to tackle the problem.

OECD countries are to hold an international "Workshop on Spam" in Busan, Korea on 8-9 September. This follows an earlier event in Brussels in February this year. ®

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