Spamming not to be a criminal offence

Internet service providers have been relieved of the burden of being the first port of call for spam complaints, under proposed legislation that has been reviewed by a select committee.

Parliament’s commerce select committee suggests that, instead, spam victims be allowed to complain directly to a government-appointed enforcement agency.

“We were concerned that this requirement [to report first to the ISP] may have been seen as placing unreasonable burdens and significant enforcement costs on service providers,” says the committee. It is also concerned that spam recipients could perceive themselves as being unfairly cut off from direct appeal to a relevant enforcement body. Computerworld > Spamming not to be a criminal offence

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