Spamming Under The Law Of Finland

In Finland, unsolicited commercial communications, also referred to as spamming, are regulated by the Act n. 565 on the Protection of Privacy and Data Security in Telecommunications that came into force on July 1, 1999 (the “Privacy Protection Act.”) Spamming is also regulated on the European level by European Directive 2002/58/EC on Privacy and Electronic Communications that came into force on July 31, 2002 (the “Electronic Privacy Directive.”)

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the main provisions of the Electronic Privacy Directive?
What rules apply to spamming under Finnish law?
What sanctions apply in case of violation of the Privacy Protection Act?
Should Finnish law apply to spammers located outside Finland?

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