UK Criminalizes Spam

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 22, 2003

According to a BBC News article from September 18: “The UK has made spam a criminal offence to try to stop the flood of unsolicited messages. Under the new law, spammers could be fined £5,000 in a magistrates court or an unlimited penalty from a jury.” This law comes via the Minister of State for Energy, e-Commerce and Postal Services, Stephen Timms.

  • See also the UK All Party Parliamentary Internet Group, which posted documentation on a recent Spam Summit, as well as on a upcoming joint UK/US meeting on the issue to be held in October in Washington, D.C.
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