Washington Beefs Up Can Spam

FTC and FCC issue proposed rules to further clarify the broad stroke language of Congress.

FTC and FCC issue proposed rules to further clarify the broad stroke language of Congress. The two powerful federal agencies empowered as the whip hand of the Can Spam Act began the process Thursday of fully implementing the United States’ first national law aimed at curbing unsolicited bulk e-mail.

Since the Can Spam Act became effective on Jan. 1, it has been criticized as ineffective in slowing junk e-mail. But most of the provisions of the new law are still being interpreted and defined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). [Read More]