Canada Passes Anti-Spam Legislation

CAUCE Reports: "It’s been a long time coming, but Canada has an anti-spam law, and one, which sets a new world standard, and a tough, but fair, opt-in protocol for everyone in North America who sends commercial email and other electronic messages."

FISA (Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act) is an opt-in law, but not arduously so. Marketers shouldn't be afraid. After all, you were already required to respect opt-in permission, if you wanted the best possible ability to get your emails delivered, right?

Don't be afraid of the private right of action, either. As Ken Magill previously reported, the barrier to entry for a lawsuit is fairly high, due to the "loser pays" provisions extant under Canadian law.

Wikileaks Mirror Malware Warning

Spamhaus is warning that Wikileaks is redirecting web visitors to a mirror site hosted in "blackhat" network space that is currently listed on the Spamhaus SBL, and, as a result, the mirror site in question may not be safe to browse. Read all about it here.