July 12, 2001

Europe bottles spam ban

Author: JT Smith

The Register reports a European Commission committee has decided that Internet users don't have the right to a spam-free mailbox. Instead of adopting an opt-in plan that would prohibit companies from sending commercial e-mail messages without explicit permission from the recipient, the EC's Citizens' Rights and Freedoms, Justice and Home Affairs Committee has decided to back opt-out. That method requires consumers to be reactive, requesting to be removed from each and every mailing that marketers decide to send their way.
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