Highlights Of CAN-SPAM ACT Of 2003

CAN-Spam act

Highlights Of CAN-SPAM ACT Of 2003




In my previous article, I have talked about some of the facts that you need to know about Internet laws and how they protect internet users. In this article, I want to talk about all that you need to know about the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. Follow me as we are going to look at that together in this article. 


The CAN-SPAM Act was signed into law in the year 2003 by President W. Bush. This Act established the standard for sending commercial emails by individual and organisations. 


This particular Act defines:

  • The rules for commercial email
  • The requirements for commercial messages
  • Give the recipients the right to have the sender stop emailing them


According to the Act, each email that violates this Act is subject to a fine of up to $16.000. 

CAN-Spam act

Here are some of the requirements of this Act

  • Do not use false or misleading email header information
  • If the message is an advertisement, you are required to disclose it clearly
  • You should tell the recipient how the can opt-out of receiving further email from you
  • You should honour the recipient opt-out message within 10 business days 
  • If a third party is sending emails on your behalf, monitor what they are sending to your recipients


Computer Misuse Act of 1990

This is an Act of Parliament passed by the UK Parliament in 1990. There are some acts that are considered illegal such as:

  • Hacking into other user’s computers
  • Misusing software
  • Helping an attacker gain access to secured files, documents in another user’s computer

The Act defines computer misuse as:

  • Unauthorised access to computer materials
  • Unauthorised access with intent to commit or facilitate the commission of further offences
  • Unauthorised modification of computer materials


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About Adeniyi Salau 829 Articles
I am an IT enthusiast and a man of many parts. I am a Certified Digital Marketer, Project Manager and a Real Estate Consultant. I love writing because that's what keeps me going. I am running this blog to share what I know with others. I am also a Superlife Stem Cell Distributor. Our Stem Cell Products can cure many ailments.

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