Tuesday, December 21, 2004

DPS MMS Scandal Online Petition (not armchair activism)

I'm not sure how many of you are aware of the DPS MMS Scandal and the arrest of Bazee.com CEO, Avnish Bajaj. The issue is quite concerning because of the ramifications that it has for the industry and highlights the severe lack of just IT policies and enforcement.

In view of this, I'd like all of you to take a few minutes to read the following petition (certainly not armchair activism) and sign it with your name. Copies of this petition are being passed onto the PMOs office _daily_ in order to make this an issue of public awareness and debate (if necessary).

http://www.cxotoday.com/cxo/jsp/article.jsp?print=1&article_id=2492&cat_id=909

The petition is only one in a series of multipronged strategy being undertaken by some public online groups in order to set the right direction in increasing awareness about online transactions, getting the law "reworded" if necessary, attempting to initiate the necessary proceedings in securing the release of the said CEO and much more.

Please read and sign the petition. Pass it onto your friends in order to increase awareness and support.

For a legal take on the issue, read
http://research.yale.edu/lawmeme/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1664

For media coverage on CXO, read
http://www.cxotoday.com/cxo/jsp/article.jsp?print=1&article_id=2492&cat_id=909

In case you need more information, please feel free to contact me.

Update : A few minutes after I'd sent out the above via email to a lot of friends I learnt that the CEO was released on bail. However, the efforts underlined in the petition will continue.

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