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UAE telecoms authority launches anti-spam policy

07 July 2010

The UAE telecom regulator has issued a policy aimed at minimising spam messages sent to customers without their consent. The new policy enables customers of Etisalat and Du to block commercial SMS messages unless they approve it. "The Policy will be enforced during July 2010. All consumers will receive messages from their service providers requesting their consent with regards to receiving marketing SMS," Mohamed Al Ghanim, director general of the Telecoms Regulatory Authority said.

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