Trends, Spam, Privacy and Regulation

 

Facebook Wins Important Spam Lawsuit

The judgment announced by the California District Court is yet another important victory in the war against spamming.

The war on spamming got yet another notable victory with popular social network, Facebook, receiving a court judgment in its favor. In the last week of October, the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California ordered noted ‘spam king’, Sanford Wallace to pay the social network $711 million.

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Groups Supporting Online Privacy Ask for Sterner Law

Special interest groups come together at Capitol Hill to demand better privacy laws.

Many advocacy groups from across the country met in Washington recently for a joint hearing on offline and online data collection. With increasing privacy incursions occurring online, the groups presented a strong case for greater vigilance with regard to consumer data.

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Violating Online Privacy Could Cost You

While Tagged.com braces for over $750,000 in fines and more lawsuits, Reunion.com prepares to fight class-action suits. All this for misusing user information that they could access.

As the fight against invasion of online privacy gathers momentum, more and more marketers are realizing, the hard way, that respecting customers and their data pays off ultimately.

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Respect Privacy Across Platforms

Regulatory watchdog in Australia warns Coke about text messaging campaigns violating spam laws.

If you thought that the effort to regulate spam and enforce privacy laws was limited to the Internet and email, think again. Recent developments in Australia indicate that authorities are slowly beginning to clamp down on unsolicited communication, irrespective of the platform being used.

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Who Says Emails and Spamming Are Dead?

A number of people claim that the rise of social networks is expected to kill email, the most popular form of communication across the world, and spamming too.

The meteoric rise in the popularity of social networks has led many people, experts included, to believe that emails, the most popular mode of communication around the world, are dead. This, however, couldn’t be further from the truth because social networks are good places to meet new people or those you haven’t met in years. For regular correspondence, however, there’s no better tool than email.

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