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Wednesday, 28 April 2004

WE ALL KNEW THIS ANYWAY, BUT ...


the BBC reports on the findings of a group of researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Information Law that the Euiropean Commission's anti-spam legislation is totally useless. For one thing, it doesn't apply to spam originating from the US (in other words almost all serious spam). For another, more than six months after its implementation date, the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications has still not been implemented in eight EU jurisdictions: Belgium, Germany, Greece, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Finland.

The IPKat says look on the bright-side - at least spam fills up your inbox and makes you look popular.

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