Thursday, March 09, 2006

UK the worst in Europe at enforcing spam laws

Stephen GroomA new survey of EU implementations of anti-spam laws has unsurprisingly found that UK law and enforcement is amongst the weakest of the 25 national laws (thanks, Dave!):

· the UK (just one legal case to date, a civil action in which £270 damages were paid), Malta (0) and Portugal (0) are the most spineless European states when it comes to penalties for getting it wrong and enforcement action to date…

Stephen Groom, a marketing law partner at Osborne Clarke, said:

"This survey confirms what many feared, which is that UK digital marketing law enforcement is in crisis, with responsible marketers wondering why they are bothering to be compliant when they see their competitors riding roughshod over the laws, gaining market advantage and suffering little or no penalty.

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