Advertisers often use electronic mail as a means to send unsolicited bulk messages known as ‘spam.’ Spam constitutes about eighty percent of all e-mail messages sent around the world. Romania has been a major source of spam, and, even though there is no specific anti-spam law in Romania, spam is prohibited under a general e-commerce statute, which provides specific rules as to what is considered to be spam material, and under what conditions it can be distributed, if at all.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What exactly is “Commercial Communication”?
What are the disclosure requirements when sending email from an information society service?
Can a subscriber receive spam that is not directly related to the product or service that he agreed to receive?


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