Spam Enforcers Turn To Forensics

The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) is stepping up its anti-spam campaign by deploying forensic technology to collect and examine suspect e-mails to obtain evidence that may be used in court action against spammers. The ACA — which administers Australia’s anti-spam legislation — has signed an agreement to extend use of Australian-developed forensic technology beyond a current closed trial with Pacific Internet to an open trial with all of the Internet service provider’s 20,000-odd users. If the one-month trial is successful, the ACA is expected to deploy the technology to the broader Australian public from early in 2005

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