Fighting Spam, Educating Members on Best Practices, Law, and industry Developments to Fight Spam and Protect Email and a Viable and Essential Communications Tool

Formed in November 2002, the ESPC's membership is comprised of many of the largest and most innovative technology providers in the email industry, including Email Service Providers (ESPs), Mail Transfer Agents, application and solution developers, and deliverability solutions providers. 

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Recent Happenings

The most absurd Internet privacy class-action settlement ever

A decision has been handed down regarding lawsuit targeting Yahoo's practices of scanning emails for targeted ad purposes. The suit requires that Yahoo scan mail while it is at rest, rather than in transit. The decision also awards lawyers fees. There is no notable change for consumers.

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FTC testifies before Senate Commerce Committee about Agency's work to protect consumers

Viacom, others reach deal after NY AG child privacy probe

Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro, and JumpStart have agreed to fines and penalties and to implement reforms after an investigation revealed that their websites aimed at children permitted illegal tracking of online activity.

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9th Circuit holds FTC has no jurisdiction over AT&T because of its status as a common carrier

PDF of decision attached.

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