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

U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rules against U.S. government in Microsoft case

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has just decided in favor of Microsoft over the company's refusal to hand over data stored in its Dublin servers. This puts the US government in a difficult position because it now cannot demand any data stored outside US territory.

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FTC issues warning letters to companies claiming APEC cross-border privacy certification

The Federal Trade Commission has issued warning letters to 28 companies that claim certified participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative’s Cross-Border Privacy Rules system on their websites but do not appear to have met the requirements to make that claim.

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Hamburg's DPA critical of US DOC for continuing administration of Safe Harbor

Hamburg's DPA has critical words for U.S. DOC for continuing to administer the Safe Harbor program and is cracking down on those that continue to use Safe Harbor as the basis for their trans-atlantic data transfers.

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DMA expands EEC, names new Leadership Committee

The DMA named a new leadership team to its Email Experience Council (EEC), including ESPC members Dennis Dayman, of ReturnPath, and Len Shneyder, of SparkPost.

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