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FTC Postpones Effective Date of Can-Spam Rule Establishing Criteria for Determining “Primary Purpose” of E-Mail Messages
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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'Ready to Pop Your Top Over Pop Up Spam?' Here Is How to Make it Stop
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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NO MORE JUNK EMAILS FOR CANADIANS
IBLS Contributor
NO MORE JUNK EMAILS FOR CANADIANS The new Canadian federal anti-spam legislation that will take effect starting July 1st is designed to help Canadians keep ...
The Nigerian Spaniel
IBLS Staff
Apparently some of the same Nigerian fraudsters who have been trying to trick people into transferring funds to their bank accounts (“the Nigerian 419 ...
International Spam Measures Compared
Taken from www.e-com.ic.gc.ca
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Court Stops Spammers from Circulating Unwanted Sexually-Explicit E-mails
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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Spam Issues in Developing Countries- Report
OECD
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Getting the Top Spammers
Taken from ideas.4brad.com
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California Spam Laws
Taken from Spamlaws.com
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OECD Anti-spam Tool Kit
OECD
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Cross-border Law Enforcement Team Targets Spammers
US Federal Trade Commission
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FBI Warns Public of E-mail Scams
Federal Bureau of Investigations, www.fbi.gov
The FBI today warned the public against three separate Internet scams that continue to flourish through spam e-mails. The warning comes after the FBI's ...
Text Messaging: The New Spam Modality
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney; IBLS Editor
Decades ago, e-mails revolutionized the way people and corporations communicate. E-mail messages became part of people's daily life, whether it involved private or ...
Spam Text Messaging is Prohibited under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Martha L. Arias, Attorney at Law
Long ago unsolicited telephone calls from vendors became common in the United States. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was implemented as a ...
The Spanish Data Protection Agency imposes a fine on a law firm for spam
Alexander Benalal (alexander.benalal@twobirds.com) and María Gómez Rodriguez (maria.gomez.rodriguez@twobirds.com), Bird & Bird Madrid
In an unprecedented decision in relation to a law firm, the Spanish Data Protection Agency has ruled in favor of a claimant and imposed ...
Spam Scams
OnGuardonline.gov
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The EU takes measures to eradicate high levels of illegal online activity
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director -- Europe
The European Union is slated to review existing legislation to determine the need for additional regulation to protect user privacy and security online. Next ...
OECD Anti-Spam Regulation
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development- OECD
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Spam task force calls for legislative weapons
From Itbusiness.ca
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Break the Chain
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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FTC Stops Smut Peddlers’ Devious Spamming Scheme
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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FTC Slams Spammer in Pocketbook
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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Commission authorization of staff comments to Hawaii State Sen. Fukunaga re. HI SB 2200
US Federal Trade Commission
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FTC, California Attorney General Halt Illegal Spam Operation
Federal Trade Commission
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FTC Joins Foreign Partners in Recommending International Efforts to Combat Spam
Federal Trade Commission
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FTC, California Attorney General Halt Illegal Spam Operation
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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OECD calls for anti-spam drive
OECD
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Australia Spam Laws
Martha L. Arias, LL.B., J.D., LL.M.
The Australia Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is the government agency handling anti-spam laws and internet related issues in Australia. They concretely enforce the ...
OECD urges governments and industry to do more to tackle spam
OECD
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Anti-Spam Law in Korea
Kyung-Han Sohn- Attorney Korea
The Information Network and Privacy Protection Act (“INPPA”) of Korea sets out the minimum procedural requirements for lawful online transmissions. In Korea transmissions of ...
The Israeli Parliament amends Anti-Spam bill to allow the imposition of fines without the need to prove actual damage
IBLS Contributor: Odia Kagan, Partner, Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Nov Yagur Law Offices – Tel Aviv, Israel, okagan@sbilaw.com
The Ministers Committee for Legislation of the Israeli Parliament approved on January 7, 2007 an amendment to the Anti-Spam bill imposing a fine of ...
US Federal Trade Commission Fines Zango for Pop-up ad Software
IBLS Contributor: Duncan Giles, Freehills Law Firm, Australia, www.freehills.com
On 6 November 2006, Zango, an internet advertising company, agreed to settle US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that that Zango's pop-up ad software ...
Netizens are to Play Safe with .sg
IBLS Contributor: Gladys MIRANDAH, patrick mirandah co., gladys@mirandah.com
A recent study on safe Internet surf zones conducted by the US-based security software maker McAfee, revealed that websites of ".sg” are one of ...
Does the US CAN-SPAM Act Preempt Spam-Related State Regulations?
IBLS Editorial Department
Decisions in several United States ("US") federal cases suggest that the US CAN-SPAM Act does not preempt spam-related state regulations. State universities and other ...
New Rule Provisions for the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
On May 12, 2008, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved new rule provisions that clarify the CAN-SPAM requirements and considered 3 years of ...
Fines Imposed for SMS Spam
IBLS Contributor: FreeHills, Kaman Tsoi, Senior Associate, Melbourne
A telecommunications provider (the company) has been fined $110,000 after allegedly sending 20,000 SMS messages without sufficient sender identification. The fine was imposed by ...
Holland's Telecommunication Act: the Fight Against Spam
IBLS Editorial Department
In 2004, the Netherlands introduced legislation banning the sending of unsolicited electronic messages, commonly known as spam, to natural persons. In 2008, the ban ...
Spam Is a Matter of Definition
IBLS Contributor Odia Kagan, Partner, Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Nov Yagur Law Offices – Tel Aviv, Israel, okagan@sbilaw.com
The US Federal Trade Commission has published guidelines to determine which e-mail messages have a “primarily commercial purpose” and are thus subject to the ...
Spam King Robert Soloway Arrested for Sending Billions of Illegal Messages a Day
IBLS Editorial Staff
On May 30, 2007 Robert Alan Soloway, voted one of the ten biggest spam artists in the world, was arrested in Seattle, a week ...
The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003: Federal Law vs. State Law
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (officially titled "Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003") was introduced by the U.S. Congress ...
Hong Kong’s Regulation of Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Advertisement
IBLS Editorial Department
Hong Kong's legislation well regulates the sending of unsolicited commercial electronic messages. In May 2007, Hong Kong enacted the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance (UEMO), ...
Russian Company Outed as Mother of all Cybercrime
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
A Russian company named the Russian Business Network, or RBN has been identified as a "Conduit for Cybercrime” by the Washington Post and blasted ...
Cyber Fraud and Online Bullying Affect 44% of Small Irish Businesses
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
An Irish study reveals that cyber crimes such as bullying and fraud are a significant problem for island commerce and take away vitality and ...
The Illegal Spamming Felony: Jurisdictional and Constitutional Questions
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
A recent decision from the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed the felony conviction of an illegal spammer under the Virginia criminal statute. The Virginia ...
98% Of British Emails Fake As Global Spam Doubles From 2006
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
Top Internet security firm Ironport Systems has just published a study stating 98% of British emails are now composed of spurious messages and that ...
What are the Legal Remedies against Spam?
IBLS Contributor Odia Kagan Tel Aviv, Israel, odia@okaganlaw.com
In July 2005 the Knesset confirmed Amendment 33 of the Communications Law (Telecommunications and Broadcasting (5765-2005) which was intended to deal with "the phenomenon ...
The Brandjacking Index from MarkMonitor measures a full year's worth of online threats to brands in 2007.
By MarMonitor
The Brandjacking Index from MarkMonitor measures a full year's worth of online threats to brands in 2007. Highlights of the report's findings include the ...
Legal Standing under the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Online advertisement is increasing along with spam messages. Private users are affected by the time it consumes to go through spam messages and ...
Personal Jurisdiction in Spam Cases
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Technology innovation is creating sophisticated legal issues that make us wonder if in the near future Internet attorneys will have to be computer engineers ...
 
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HOLLAND’S TELECOMMUNICATION ACT: THE FIGHT AGAINST SPAM
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In 2004, the Netherlands introduced legislation banning the sending of unsolicited electronic messages to natural persons. In 2008, the ban was broadened to ...
Australian's Spam Act 2003
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Australia’s Spam Act of 2003 regulates the practice of sending unsolicited commercial electronic messages, as well as the use of address-harvesting software. Violators are ...
IOWA COURTS AWARD DAMAGES TO INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS HARMED BY SPAMMING ACTIVITIES
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Iowa courts have awarded large amounts for damages to Internet service providers (ISPs) that claimed having been harmed by spamming activities. Courts decisions are ...
Anti-Spam Law in Peru
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Peru passed Law 28493 on April 12, 2005, to regulate spam. The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property ...
LEGAL STANDING OF INTERNET ACCESS SERVICES UNDER THE U.S. CAN-SPAM ACT
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Generally, standing under the United States (U.S.) CAN-SPAM Act is granted to the Federal Communications Commission and, in some cases, to the States’ Attorneys ...
STANDING UNDER THE U.S. CAN-SPAM FOR THOSE "ADVERSELY AFFECTED" BY SPAMMING ACTIVITIES
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Under the U.S. Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM), which came into effect on January 1, 2004, standing is granted ...
SPAM LAWS IN ROMANIA
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
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 ...
ANTI-SPAM LAWS IN ARGENTINA
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The Data Protection of Argentina Act (the “Act”) grants Argentinean citizens the right to request that a sender of spam mail ceases its transmission, ...
DATA PROTECTION IN SPAIN
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The Spanish Constitution recognizes the right to personal privacy, secrecy of communications, and the protection of personal data (Article 18). Thus, the integrity ...
MEXICAN SPAM LAW
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Mexican law approaches the spam problem not through specific anti-spam legislation, but instead through a consumer protection law that is designed to regulate advertising ...
HONG KONG'S SPAM LAW
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
On June 1, 2007, Hong Kong telecommunications industry regulator, Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA), enacted the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance (UEMO), Chapter 593. ...
ANTI-SPAM LAWS IN TURKEY
IBLS Charter Partner - Staff Attorney
This summary discusses law provisions on spamming prevention in Turkey. The discussion includes examples of international practice in this legal area. ...
ANTI-SPAM REGULATION IN JAPAN
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Japanese authorities sought to curtail proliferation of spam through the Law on Regulation of Transmission of Specified Electronic Mail (Law No. 26 of April ...
OVERVIEW OF U.S. CAN-SPAM ACT OF 2003
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
On December 16, 2003, President George W. Bush signed into law the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM ...
Google: Beware Of Unethical Search Engine Optimizers
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Google has guidelines in place to keep companies from falling victims of rogue search engine optimizers. SEOs are consultants that work with companies to ...
Electronic Commerce In The European Union: Data Protection
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Corporate marketing departments have always been hungry for customer data and the Internet has made it easier than ever before to collect that data. ...
The Regulation Of “spamming” Under U.s. Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Unsolicited commercial electronic mail – commonly called “spam” - is the practice of sending bulk solicitations that were not requested by the recipient. ...
Cybercrime and its Implications in the European Union
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Information technology touches every aspect of our economy, irrespective of location. As a consequence, cybercrime has become a growing concern in Western societies ...
The Types Of Internet Fraud
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
There is no single way in which Internet fraud is committed. There are an infinite amount of scams that exist on the Internet. However, ...
How To Prevent Internet Fraud
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Perpetrators of fraud are creating new ways to scam Internet users every day. It is impossible to know all the scams that are occurring ...
Federal Prosecution Of Internet Fraud
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
There is no one federal law which specifically prohibits Internet fraud. Prevention of this crime is achieved through many different laws. Additionally, there are ...
How Can Banks, Online Retailers And Other Organizations Detect And Prevent Email Fraud?
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Fraud is not new, and as online merchants evolve to keep pace with emerging technology, fraudsters also adapt to the new technological opportunities. ...
How Can Consumers Detect And Prevent Email Fraud?
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Judging by the number of junk mail that email users receive every day in their mailboxes, email scams may seem inescapable. While it ...
What Laws And Organizations Are Dedicated To Fighting Email Fraud?
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Faced with the always-evolving nature of email fraud, both governmental and non-governmental organizations are expanding their efforts. In particular, major steps have been ...
Examples Of Email Fraud
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Have you ever received emails from family members of deposed Nigerian dictators? Have you ever been asked by your bank, Internet Service Provider ...
Introduction To Email Fraud
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Email fraud is a sub-category of the wider category of “Internet fraud,” which refers to any type of fraud schemes that use one or ...
Cyber Stalking And Online Harassment Defined
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Cyber stalking and online harassment are a new danger facing all Internet users. The increased availability and anonymity of the Internet has made all ...
What Email And Internet Monitoring Tool For What Policy?
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
For most companies, monitoring emails has become a necessity. Employers are choosing to monitor e-mail for a variety of reasons, ranging from added ...
Anti-spam Laws In Australia
IBLS Charter Partner - Staff Attorney
The Australian Federal Government tabled the Spam Bill 2003 ("Bill") in the House of Representatives on September 18th, 2003 in response to growing public ...
New Anti-spam Law In Korea
IBLS Charter Partner - Staff Attorney
This summary provides a general discussion of the amended Information Network and Privacy Protection Act (“INPPA”) of Korea. INPPA sets out the minimum procedural ...
Liability For The Creation And/or Distribution Of Viruses Under Belgian Law
EU Attorney - Staff Attorney
This summary discusses the Belgian rules governing the liability for the creation and/or distribution of viruses. The creation and/or distribution of viruses can give ...
Computer Crimes Under The Law Of The Philippines
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
E-Commerce related crimes are regulated by the Electronic Commerce Act n. 8792 of June 14, 2000 (the “Electronic Commerce Act” or “ECA”), which creates ...
Processing Personal Data Under The Law Of Lithuania – Part One
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In Lithuania, the processing of personal data is regulated by the Law on Legal Protection of Personal Data, adopted on June 11, 1996, as ...
Spamming Under The Law Of Poland
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In Poland, some of the main legal aspects of e-commerce are regulated under the Act of July 18, 2002 on Providing Services by Electronic ...
Spamming Under The Law Of Norway
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In Norway, unsolicited commercial communications, also referred to as spamming, are regulated by the Act n. 47 of June 16, 1972 relating to the ...
Spamming Under Spanish Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In Spain, unsolicited commercial communications, also referred to as spamming, are regulated by the Act 34/2002 of July 11, 2002 on the Information Society ...
Spamming Under The Law Of Sweden
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In Sweden, unsolicited commercial communications, also referred to as spamming, are regulated by the Marketing Practices Act 95:450, as amended in order to implement ...
Spamming Under The Law Of Portugal
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In Portugal, unsolicited commercial communications, also referred to as spamming, are regulated by the Act 69/98 of October 26, 1998 on the Protection of ...
Spamming Under The Law Of Finland
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In Finland, unsolicited commercial communications, also referred to as spamming, are regulated by the Act n. 565 on the Protection of Privacy and Data ...
Spamming Under The Law Of Denmark
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In Denmark, unsolicited commercial communications, often referred to as spamming, are regulated by the Danish Marketing Practices Act n.699 of July 17, 2000, as ...
Spamming Under Austrian Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
On the European level, spamming is regulated by the E-Commerce Directive 2000/31/EC on Certain Legal Aspects of Information Society Services (the “E-Commerce Directive”) and ...
Internet Society Code Of Conduct
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The use of Internet has determined that certain rules or conduct should be followed. Specifically the Internet Society has drafted their own code ...
Unsolicited E-mail Marketing Campaigns Must Provide For Opt-out And Be Clearly Recognizable As Advertising
EU Attorney - Staff Attorney
This summary discusses the rules governing the dispatch of unsolicited commercial e-mails in Belgium. The summary describes the relevant provisions of the Belgian Data ...
EU Topic COMBATING SPAM IN EUROPE
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
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The European Solution Of Spam And Data Protection
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Recently, the European Union rejected unsolicited advertisement via e-mail, SMS and cookies. The regulation of the storage of relevant personal data is left to ...
Enum Draws Privacy Concerns
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Technology that is being developed to store contact information has already caused much contention in its effect on privacy. ENUM has raised ...
Spamming And The Personal Data Collection Agency In France
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Spam – or unsolicited commercial email sent in bulk – wastes Internet users' time and also monopolizes a lot of network bandwidth. Consequently, ...
Spamming In Switzerland
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Spamming over the internet is a relatively new marketing-tool. In contrast to the different spam-guidelines of the EU, Switzerland lacks an explicit regulation. Swiss ...
Mail Bombing Under French Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Mail bombing is a specific crime under French law, punishable under Article 323-2 of the Penal Code. In Philippe P. (May 24, 2002), ...
Law Firm Brings Spam Suit Under California Statute
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The use of spam or electronic junk mail has become an increasing issue as the Internet becomes more globalized. Companies usually send these ...
Is Spamming Legal Under French Law?
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Spamming is regulated by the European Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications, which came into force on July 31, 2002. France, like the ...
The Use Of Sms Messages And Political Spam
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Federal election regulators recently determined to exempt text-based wireless ads from campaign disclosure rules. Consumers could find their mobile phones subject to a ...
Software Employed To Battle Spam In A Poetic And Copyright Effort
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Due to increased aggressive filtering, publishers of subscription e-mail newsletters have complained that they have censored their publications to avoid a spam filter. ...
European Union Anti-spam Directive
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Seven European Union countries including Italy, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Greece, Finland and Spain have effectively banned spam along with such related annoyances as automated ...
Anti-spamming Statute And Restrictions On Evidence
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
A class-action suit, Terry Gillman v. Sprint Communications, has been filed that argues that the phone company violated a Utah statute that places restrictions ...
State Anti-spamming Law Is Upheld
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In Feguson v. Friendfinders, Inc., et al, the court determined that California statute that banned spam was constitutional and did not violate the Commerce ...
Internet Service Provider Is Permitted To Boot Entity Guilty Of Spamming Practices
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In MonsterHut Inc. v. PaeTec Communications Inc, the court determined that PaeTec ws within its contractual rights to terminate the services of MonsterHut based ...
Computer Fraud And Abuse Act Related To Spamming Efforts Of A Commercial Site
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In America Online v. LCGM, the court awarded AOL an injunction, enjoining defendants from continuing to send unsolicited spam, or harvest AOL subscriber e-mail ...
Compuserve Vs Cyber Promotions Decision Upheld And A Famous Mark Is Tarnished When Associated With The Sending Of Unsolicited Spam Email
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In AOL v. IMS, the court awarded AOL summary judgment and determined that the sending of over 60 million pieces of unauthorized junk e-mail ...
Whether An Online Computer Service Can Prevent A Commercial Enterprise From Sending Unsolicited Electronic Mail To Its Subscribers
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In CompuServe v. Cyberpromotions, the court determined whether an online computer service can prevent a commercial enterprise from sending unsolicited electronic mail to its ...
Minnesota Privacy Bill Is Seen As A Wake-up Call To The Federal Government To Enact Legislation
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
New legislation was passed in Minnesota that allows Internet consumers to be able to control whether their service providers can disclose their personal information. ...
ONLINE SPAM ENFORCEMENT HEIGHTENED BY NEW FEDERAL LEGISLATION (CAN SPAM Act)
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
There is new legislation aimed at limiting unfiltered junk e-mail or as it is more commonly known Spam. The reason for this legislation ...
Electronic Commerce In The European Union: Data Protection
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Corporate marketing departments have always been hungry for customer data and the Internet has made it easier than ever before to collect that data. ...
Cookies Banned, Spam Canned, Logs Stored
IBLS Charter Partner - Staff Attorney
This summary discusses recent developments in Europe as regards proposals to outlaw cookies, ban the use of spam e-mail, and enable Governments to enact ...
“spamming”: Sending Junk Mail Over The Internet
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Spamming is the practice of sending bulk solicitations that were not requested by the recipient. They can be costly to the sender. ...
“deep Linking” To Other Web Sites (traveling To Other Web Sites On The Internet)
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Care must be taken when deep linking from your web site to another web site. Proper due diligence is necessary in order to ...