Israel to Pass Anti-Spam Law

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The government of Israel is poised to consider competing proposals in their effort to outlaw spam.

The government itself is preparing a bill for consideration which would follow what is considered the European model of anti-spam legislation: commercial email may be sent to someone only if they have previously and explicitly requested it – i.e. they have opted-in.

However a member of the Knesset will be privately introducing a bill, backed by Israel’s Consumer Council, more closely resembling the U.S. model, including providing for a “Do Not Email” type registry.

Let’s hope that the European model prevails, for the sake of our brethern spam-victims in Isreal.

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