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Dutch telecom regulator OPTA has announced a crack down against several violators of EU anti-spam standards, including against both individuals and small businesses accused of spamming.
EU (European Union) anti-spam standards are generally much tougher and tighter than are those in the United States, and include a requirement that recipients must have opted in to the mailing, rather than the looser “opt out” requirements prevalent in the U.S..
According to OPTA, fines as high as 42,500 euros (equivalent to just over $80,000 USD) were levied against the offending individuals and businesses.
That’s one way to make sure that spam doesn’t pay!
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