HOLLAND’S TELECOMMUNICATION ACT: THE FIGHT AGAINST SPAM

In 2004, the Netherlands introduced legislation banning the sending of unsolicited electronic messages to natural persons. In 2008, the ban was broadened to include unsolicited electronic messages sent to legal persons. However, the legislation also includes exceptions to the restrictions on sending spam.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the exceptions to the ban on spam sent to both natural and legal persons?
What exceptions only apply to the new ban on spam sent to legal persons?
How does Holland penalize spammers?
How severe can the penalties imposed on spammers be?

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