View Full Version : U.K. spammers elude shutdown

Apr 17, 2004, 12:55 PM
You'd think the Commissionerís Office would realize that it's a nice try but these companies need only move the actual "spamming" operation outside the British jurisdiction, yes?

Legislation passed last year to clamp down on U.K. companies that send unsolicited e-mail over the Internet is unlikely to result in any prosecutions until 2005.

The Information Commissioner's Office, which applies the Privacy and Electronic Communication regulations, said that it needs stronger powers to act against suspected transgressors. Without these additional sanctions, companies are free to continue sending email over the Internet while they are investigated--a process that can take many months.