New Zealand’s attempts to unclog inboxes from spam came into force today with the new, anti spam law.
However, the onset of the new law has, if anything, added to junk mail with messages seeking consent to continued delivery of electronic mail, along with the usual mortgage, viagra and live forever email offerings.
The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 gives the enforcement agency within the Department of Internet Affairs the power to tackle spammers located in New Zealand.
Communications Minister, David Cunliffe, says the Act alone will not solve the issue of spam, but from today enforcement agencies are in a position to bring spammers to task for their illegitimate activities
The Anti-Spam Compliance Unit will investigate complaints and act against spammers in New Zealand who are deliberately flouting the law.