Spim

Origin: acronym of Messaging Spam

Instant Messaging-specific spamming, a link inviting the user to connect to a website.

Summary of Socio-Legal aspects
Criminal behaviour: art. 18 (on the relationships with the Public Administration), art. 19 (data treatment concerning non-judicial and non-sensitive information), art. 23 (rules concerning consent), art. 123 (principles concerning call traffic), art. 126 (user location), art. 130 (unwanted correspondence) and art. 167 (unlawful handling of data) of the Testo unico sulla privacy, Law 196 del 2003.

Relativamente all’opt in (consent to recieve emails): D.lg. n. 171 del 1998, European Union Directive n. 2002/58/CE, published in the G.U.C.E. n. L 201 of 31 July 2002.

It is necessary to specify that rarely children perpetrate this behaviour.

See also: PHISHING, SPEARPHISHING, SPAMMING, WHALING