Netherlands issues first fines to spammers

Dutch authorities have issued their first fines for spam originating in the country.

Telecommunications regulator OPTA, which is responsible for regulating spam in the Netherlands, issued three separate fines on in December, the first since the Dutch government agreed in May 2004 to a ban on unsolicited e-mail to consumers.

“We have been collecting complaints about spam on a special spam Web site since May,” said an OPTA spokesman in a telephone interview on Wednesday. “Now we’re going after major spammers in this country, and these are the first results.”

The largest fine,

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

Featured Articles

Cybersecurity in 2024: Priorities and challenges for Canadian organizations 

By Derek Manky As predictions for 2024 point to the continued expansion...

Survey shows generative AI is a top priority for Canadian corporate leaders.

Leaders are devoting significant budget to generative AI for 2024 Canadian corporate...

Related Tech News

Tech Jobs

Our experienced team of journalists and bloggers bring you engaging in-depth interviews, videos and content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives.

Tech Companies Hiring Right Now