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Three: EU data price caps need to be lower

The mobile operator and others are urging minister Ed Vaizey to press for lower wholesale caps for data roaming, saying that proposed EU legislation would still lead to 'prohibitively expensive' charges

February 21, 2012 by

Countries urged to sign up to EU eHealth Network

European countries are to work together on making their electronic healthcare system interoperable, under a decision adopted by the European Commission on Thursday.The change in EU legislation creates an eHealth Network, as described in the Cross-border Healthcare Directive adopted in March.

December 23, 2011 by

Small businesses protest upcoming EU e-commerce law

Upcoming EU consumer-rights legislation could harm small businesses that sell goods over the internet, according to the Forum of Private Business.The small-business organisation said on Thursday that the EU Consumer Rights Directive, which could come into force in 2013 if passed, included provisions that would be unfair on small e-commerce firms.

April 15, 2011 by

Copyright crackdown delayed by judicial review

The implementation of the Digital Economy Act, a piece of legislation designed in part to crack down on unlawful file-sharing, is being severely delayed by a judicial review.The High Court review is being carried out at the behest of BT and TalkTalk, who say the Act falls foul of EU laws on privacy and ISP obligations.

March 29, 2011 by

The trouble with spam laws

I attended a recent briefing on Singapore's spam laws. While it was interesting and the speakers tried to get into the nuances of Singapore spam's legislation, the open floor round revealed some of the common problems plaguing spam laws.

August 3, 2008 by

'Transactional' vs. 'Unsolicited commercial': Ducking anti-spam legislation isn't the point

After two posts yesterday about whether Expedia is using misleading copy in its promotions, and then about whether a coupon offer via e-mail legally constitutes spamming (and whether the FTC should act: so far you're saying "yes"), the e-mailers and blogosphere are starting to chime in on the issue. As a reminder, after a ZDNet reader spotted my first posted and suspected I had been spammed the same way he felt he had been, I checked my e-mail preferences on Expedia.

March 27, 2007 by

Clarity clouded by Spam Act decision

E-mail marketer Wayne Mansfield and his company Clarity1 face penalties under Australia's anti-spam legislation following a Federal Court decision in Perth today in the first such prosecution by Australian regulatory authorities.

April 13, 2006 by

Microsoft wants to tackle Aussie spammers

Microsoft wants the federal government to amend its anti-spam legislation to allow its joint venture with Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd, ninemsn, to directly pursue legal action against spammers. In a submission released late last week, Microsoft said "intermediaries" such as Internet service providers (ISPs) and e-mail service providers could help relieve the enforcement burden on Australia's spam watchdog if the government allowed them to tackle spammers.

March 19, 2006 by

Anti-spam legislation effective, claims ACMA

Australia's anti-spam watchdog has lauded the effectiveness of the Spam Act 2003, but warned international efforts and moves to combat the "fusion of spam, fraud and cybercrime" must be stepped up. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) said that since the Act came into operation in April 2004, the proportion of global spam coming out of Australia had "fallen dramatically" and now sat at less than one percent.

March 19, 2006 by

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