Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick

UK Spam Laws Just As Useless As Expected

from the well-that-did-nothing dept

When the UK passed their anti-spam law a few months before the US did CAN SPAM, plenty of people pointed out that it was too little, too late... and too lame. The biggest problem was a huge loophole that let spammers freely spam business email addresses -- and gave the job of determining what was a personal address and what was a business address to the spammers. With that in mind, is it any surprise that the law has been basically useless? Not a single spammer has been punished and the law has been in place for over a year. Just as in the US, it appears that this law was passed so that politicians could claimed they stopped spam rather than actually doing anything about the issue of spam.

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