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Helen Martin

Virus Bulletin, UK
Editor: Helen Martin


FTC reports on the effectiveness of the CAN-SPAM Act.

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reported to Congress that the two-year-old CAN-SPAM Act is effective in providing protection for consumers, and that it is being enforced aggressively by state and federal law enforcers as well as the private sector.

Despite concluding that the Act is effective, the FTC suggests three steps that would improve its efficacy still further. First, the report recommends that Congress should enact the 'US SAFE WEB Act', to improve the FTC's ability to trace spammers who operate outside of the US. Second, it recommends the continuation of efforts to educate consumers about spam. Finally, the report calls for continued work in the development and advancement of anti-spam technology, and in particular, tools that prevent spammers from operating anonymously.



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