Tag Archives: International
Email and Privacy Compliance Demystified

Email and Privacy Compliance Demystified

Ask the Experts, Best Practices, Legal/Regulatory - February 18, 2011 - 1 Comment

It used to be only things that mattered to senders of email were simple content and filters. But in today’s society where consumers suffer from information overload and are worried about data collection practices, marketers must face a new set…

Opt In vs. Opt Out: What's Fair and What's Legal

Opt In vs. Opt Out: What's Fair and What's Legal

Best Practices, CAN SPAM, Legal/Regulatory, Permission - June 18, 2010 - Comments Off

REPOSTED from E-Mail Precisley You are in complete control of how long customers should and will maintain their online relationship with you. Some marketers stack the deck by pre-checking fields that sign a customer up to receive e-mail, such as…

Wherefore Art Thou…Consent?

Wherefore Art Thou…Consent?

Legal/Regulatory, Permission - November 25, 2009 - Comments Off

Wow! being last week in Washington, D.C. was a head-turner. This post might sound like a bore to read, but stick with it and begin to apply it to your email and other online marketing programs. First, The United States…

Me want cookie!, Me eat cookie!, Om Nom nom nom

Me want cookie!, Me eat cookie!, Om Nom nom nom

Current Affairs, Legal/Regulatory, Permission - November 20, 2009 - Comments Off

Well I’m not sure how the cookie monster will take this news, but if you haven’t heard online advertising and tracking is threatened by Europe’s new cookie law. If the new law is passed within the next few weeks, websites…

Profiles in Email Laws: India's IT Act Amendment

Profiles in Email Laws: India's IT Act Amendment

Legal/Regulatory - July 3, 2009 - Comments Off

A quick Wiki on the world’s laws governing email suggests that four of the largest, fastest growing national economies and much buzzed about ‘BRIC’ countries have one thing in common: a lacuna of legislation or enforcement to regulate commercial email….

CAUCE North America Announces Renewed Corporate Sponsorship By Return Path Inc

CAUCE North America Announces Renewed Corporate Sponsorship By Return Path Inc

Abuse, Current Affairs, Reputation - June 8, 2009 - Comments Off

As a Director with CAUCE I’m happy to share this news – Original source CAUCE NA Cauce North America Inc.–The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (http://www.CAUCE.org)–Today announced at The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group meeting (MAAWG) that it has received additional…

HotMail usage blocked in China

HotMail usage blocked in China

Current Affairs - June 2, 2009 - Comments Off

It is reported today that Hotmail usage is being blocked by the Chinese government. Chinese censors blocked access to Twitter and other popular online services on today, two (2) days before the twentieth anniversary of the crackdown on democracy protests…

Canada's Electronic Commerce Protection Act

Canada's Electronic Commerce Protection Act

Best Practices, Current Affairs, Permission, Unsubscribe - April 28, 2009 - 3 Comments

NOTE: This is NOT LEGAL ADVICE – just my own personal interpretation and understanding of the proposed law. Please read this law yourself and also have your council review it for your protection. Reposted with permission from EmailKarma.net Recently the…

Tell a friend systems in Dutch

Tell a friend systems in Dutch

Best Practices, Current Affairs, Permission - March 30, 2009 - Comments Off

So yes, tell-a-friend system are continuing to be in Dutch (trouble), but more recently are now being regulated in the Netherlands (Dutch) as well. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission last year approved four new rule provisions under the Controlling the…

Profiles in Email Laws: Austria's EU Opt-In Regime

Profiles in Email Laws: Austria's EU Opt-In Regime

Legal/Regulatory - February 25, 2009 - Comments Off

Overview: Austria’s email laws are based around the EU Directive 2002/58/EC, which requires consumer permission or opt-in except for under the following circumstances: consumer information was obtained during a sale of a good or service, and the direct marketing message…

Australia's Right to Receive Rules

Australia's Right to Receive Rules

Best Practices, Legal/Regulatory - January 26, 2009 - Comments Off

Overview: Commencing April 11, 2004, Australia’s Spam Act 2003 is one of the earliest opt-in laws surrounding commercial email. The law bans the sending of unsolicited commercial emails containing an Australian link. The act also pertains to instant messaging and…

Crazy UK law makes ISPs keep logs of every email sent and received for 1 year

Crazy UK law makes ISPs keep logs of every email sent and received for 1 year

Legal/Regulatory - January 12, 2009 - 4 Comments

Starting in March, all ISPs in the UK are required to keep track of every email sent and received for a year and to provide that information to the government to help fight terrorists. Not only that, but they are…

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