On June 1, 2007, Hong Kong telecommunications industry regulator, Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA), enacted the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance (UEMO), Chapter 593. This ordinance followed two years of public debate and legislative work and addresses not just email spam, but all forms of unsolicited electronic advertising. UEMO regulates all forms of advertising from junk fax and emails to junk voice or video messages in phones and mobiles. This article summaries the scope of Hong Kong UEMO.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What Does the UEMO Cover?
What are the Phase I Prohibitions?
What are the Phase II Prohibitions?
How is UEMO Enforced?
Are Any Commercial Messages Excluded From UEMO?


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