"A recent Dutch court decision lets spam continue as they begin to categorize privacy violations.
In appeal, Dutch internet provider XS4ALL lost a case requesting an injunction against direct marketing company Ab.Fab to stop bothering the ISP's
customers. The main discussion centered on opt-in (ISP) or opt-out (spammer or e-marketer) mail and the related issue of privacy. From the court's
perspective, opt-out is good enough for ISP customers, and the disturbance from spammers is relatively low. Additionally, the court states that if the
spam becomes too high in volume, you simply can obtain a new e-mail address."
July 24, 2002