Re: [email@example.com] European Spam Laws are 'meaningless'
- Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 15:03:53 +0300
On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 09:13:27PM +0100, Mally Mclane wrote:
> The rogue nations - Belgium, Germany, Greece, France, Luxembourg, the
> Netherlands, Portugal and Finland - have been threatened with legal
To call Finland rogue might be correct in the context of the directive,
but not necessary in regarding laws governing spam.
The problem of Finland when regarding spam is enforcement: the laws
prohibit collecting private information without the consent of the
individual (e-mail address, for example, is private information), and
they prohibit sending commercials to persons who have not given their
Unfortunately for example one shop selling spare parts for Opel only
got: "you must destroy the database immediately and don't do that
again". Not only did they admit that they spammed, they also admitted
that they used one of those "99 million addresses on a cd".
Even good laws are not enough if they're not enforced.
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