Anti Spam Act 2007

Considering the “Unsolicited email Act” or as it is more aptly known “The Spam Act” effects every New Zealand business, i have heard very little about it in the media.

For those of you in the dark, http://www.antispam.govt.nz/ is a good reference site.

The Act covers sending of unsolicited emails, instant messaging and SMS.

I wonder just how effective this legislation will be, considering most of the worlds spam comes from USA, Russia and China. How many spam messages actually originate in New Zealand ?. I would say very little. I think the Act is more of a deterrent than a solution.

My concern is, how many small businesses will receive infringements from Internal Affairs for unknowingly sending spam email.

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