Industry Groups

United States

The Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) is a group dedicated to building a consensus about definitions and best practices in the debate surrounding spyware and other potentially unwanted technologies. The ASC is composed of anti-spyware software companies, academics, and consumer groups, the ASC seeks to bring together a diverse array of perspective on the problem of controlling spyware and other potentially unwanted technologies. The ASC has released a document entitled “Anti-Spyware Coalition Definitions and Supporting Documentspdf which offers legal definitions and information on spyware. It has also released a Final Working Report of the Risk Model Description.


The Internet Industry Association (IIA) National Anti-Spyware Campaign is a website containing fact sheets, brochures, white papers, links to anti-spyware software and other relevant information to raise awareness on the spyware problematic and direct users in Australia.to solutions that will protect them. The IAA has released a publication entitled: “Taking Care of Spyware, a guide to help Australians protect themselves against spyware on the Internet”.