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NZ Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act – Update

Talking to some of our clients about the New Zealand Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act one question we find always comes up is the following: ‘Before the Act comes into force, do I need to be sure I have some kind of consent before sending a commercial electronic messages to clients, even if they are already…

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The NZ Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act

The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act comes into force on 5 September 2007 which is about 6 months away. My opinion is that most businesses will leave the task of dealing with compliance until the last minute not realising that cleaning up existing mail lists is not an easy task which you can book a Sunday…

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New Source: press-releases.techwhack.com In what is believed to be the highest damages award an individual has received in the UK and thought to be the first case in Scotland, an Edinburgh man has successfully claimed damages from a sender of unsolicited commercial email. Gordon Dick was granted decree in Edinburgh Sheriff Court against Transcom Internet…

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Wolf, sheep and SPAM

A wolf cannot fit into sheeps clothing on its own it has to get help from somewhere. SPAMing is much the same. A lot of companies now offer a semi decent level of SPAM filtration. This helps Joe User sleep better at night knowing he wont wake to find 50 kajillion messages in his inbox….

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Spammers hide in Legitimate Newsletters

Okay, watch out for this one. Spammers are now creating legitimate looking newsletters with links to their products carefully hidden in the content. You may think you are reading about discount fares from a reputable airline or the latest news on your favorite sports team but you may end up clicking a link for body…

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Social SPAMmers

Personally I find my email address abused most by “Social SPAMmers” – these are the people who I have the biggest grievance against – including my wife. These people send me emailed petitions, jokes, “good luck” messages and pitiful stories about sick puppies with eight legs who’s life can be saved only through global awareness….

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Well I can tell you there were no major fireworks, no front page headlines or any kind of excitement for the release of a piece of law which will affect just about every business in New Zealand. The New Zealand Herald which is one of the major papers was more concerned with a story about…

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Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 – Press Release

Another News Comment: NEW LAW WON’T STOP OVERSEAS SPAMMERS IRN-SPAM-PACUNLIFFE Feb 28th 2007 5:35am Govt passes laws clamping down on spam, but admits it will not stop overseas spam The Government is confident the law now has the teeth to deal with the spam afflicting New Zealand computer users, but admits it cannot stop spam…

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Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 – Its Here!

Press Release: Minister for Information Technology Parliament has passed a new law to fight the avalanche of spam clogging Kiwi inboxes, says Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe. The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 aims to prevent New Zealand becoming a haven for spammers by prohibiting unsolicited commercial electronic messages and requiring senders of commercial electronic…

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