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

FCC may be investigating Verizon's "supercookie"

Reports out today indicate that the FCC is investigating Verizon’s “Supercookie,” as confirmed by its letters in response to a request from Senators, Blumenthal, Markey, and Nelson.  The FCC appears to be getting more serious on privacy and data security, issuing a $25 million fine earlier this week against AT&T in connection with a breach, and as indicated by speeches by high-level authorities stating that in light of its recent order exercising jurisdiction over ISPs, it intends police their privacy and data security practices.


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Report: FTC data security standard and allegations made so far in enforcement actions

Attached is a portion of a report on FTC enforcement actions. Included is the section on the FTC standard for data security and the actual allegations they have made so far on data security practices that allegedly fell below the standard in enforcement actions.

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New FTC case on secondary liability

FTC announces settlement in claim against LeadClick that it was responsible for the allegedly deceptive marketing of its affiliates. See attached for more details.

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Microsoft turns off Do-Not-Track by Default in IE 10

Microsoft announces that it will turn off Do-Not-Track by Default.

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