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    Spam law brings more junk mail
    Page 1 of 2 5:00AM Saturday September 01, 2007
    By Claire Trevett

    Consumers are being inundated with last-ditch, mass spamming efforts as companies seek permission to keep sending them messages after a new anti-spam law kicks in.

    The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act comes into effect on Wednesday, and after that date commercial promotions from New Zealand can not be sent by email or text unless they have consent from the person receiving it.

    Unlikely to want the public relations disaster of being the first to be prosecuted under the new law, many major companies are telling people to reply if they wish to remain on email lists, so the company has a record of their consent.

    Air New Zealand, Genesis Energy, Telecom, and supermarket owners Progressive Enterprises are among many businesses sending repeated emails to hundreds of thousands on their email databases, asking for permission to continue sending promotional material.

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    Sean Lynch: New law slams the door on spam
    Page 1 of 2 9:00AM Monday September 03, 2007

    The Government's new anti-spam law comes into effect next Wednesday, September 5, and will have far-reaching implications for anyone who sends commercial, promotional-type messages by email, text or other electronic means.

    The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 will:

    * Prohibit any person (individual, company or organisation) from sending one or more "commercial electronic messages" (as described below) to anyone who has not consented to receiving them. * Require each "commercial electronic message" to clearly and accurately identify the person who has authorised the sending of the message, and include accurate information about how the recipient can readily contact that person.

    * Require each "commercial electronic message" to include a working unsubscribe "opt out" option, clearly and conspicuously displayed in each message.

    * Prohibit the use of address harvesting software in connection with the sending of "unsolicited commercial electronic messages".

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