OT: spam software legal implications

  • From: "Technical" <tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 15:43:00 -0000

Hi All

This came up the other day with a customer. They stopped receiving email
from a supplier because the suppliers mail server had appeared on a spam
black list and the customer's ISP was using the spam list to filter email.
The customer was not very happy and asked the following question:

From a legal point of view if an ISP does not inform its users that they are
filtering the mail for spam are they breaking the law. The point being if
you filter mail without the users knowledge you are in fact censoring what
they are allowed to receive and therefore you are stepping all over their
civil rights.

If any one has any information on this subject ( specially UK law) I would
be very grateful if they could send it or point me in the right direction.

Many thanks,

Frustrated Admin (now with a head ache)

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