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Do the proposed regulations violate individual freedom?

Update: June, 19/2015 - 09:38
Next week: Will a limit of 50 SMSs a day per mobile user stop the bulk spamming? — File Photo

Mobile phones users have to put up with SMS spam from fraudsters on a daily basis. This week, the Ministry of Information and Communications proposed a limit to the number of text messages a mobile phone user can send in a day, aiming to stop bulk SMS spam.

The proposed regulations will allow a mobile user to send a maximum of five texts in five minutes, 20 texts an hour, and no more than 50 within 24 hours.

People who wish to exceed the limits may register with their service providers under the condition that they declare themselves the owner of their account. The proposed regulations have raised controversy among mobile phones users.

What do you think about the proposal? Do the proposed regulations violate individual freedom? How do your countries cope with the same problem (if any)? Viet Nam News would like to hear your opinions.

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Replies to next week's questions must be received by Thursday morning, June 25, 2015. — VNS


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