August 13, 2004
FTC Request Public Comment on CAN-SPAM Regs
"The Federal Trade Commission will publish a Federal Register Notice on Friday, August 13, 2004, seeking public comment on proposed rules regarding commercial electronic mail messages. The CAN-SPAM Act, which took effect January 1, 2004, requires that the Commission issue regulations “defining the relevant criteria to facilitate the determination of the primary purpose of an electronic mail message.” In this Federal Register Notice, the FTC introduces proposed criteria to facilitate the determination of when an e-mail message has a commercial primary purpose, and seeks comments in response to this proposal."
Related reference: Survey: 86 percent of spam from US. Data from CipherTrust.