Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Unsolicited Email

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 23, 2003

The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, S. 877, which was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee by voice vote on June 19, yesterday passed the full Senate by a vote of 97-0. An amendment to authorize the Federal Trade Commission to implement a nationwide “Do Not E-mail” registry was proposed and agreed to.

  • Senate Anti-Spam Bill Ups Ante for House Action
  • See also this press release from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.): “Legislation gives consumers more control over unwanted e-mail, promises stiff punishment for senders of unlawful, deceptive spam.” Included is a link to the pdf version of S. 877 (61 pages).
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