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

CBL blacklist uptick

Kelihos botnet has ramped up to "near meltdown flood levels," and blacklist teams have been working hard to keep things running. It is possible that something broke or fell over under the load, causing widespread false positives of blacklisted IPs. Some ESPs are seeing CBL blacklistings.


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FTC's Ohlhausen blasts FCC's restrictive privacy plans

FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen rebuked FCC's proposed plan for privacy rules for broadband service providers, saying they are restrictive and more in line with lobbyists' preferences than consumers'.

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"Privacy Shield" needs more work EU told

Over two dozen advocacy groups have urged European Union leaders to reject the new trans-Atlantic "Privacy Shield," arguing that substancial reforms to US surveilliance laws and stronger privacy pledges are needed to make the pact work.

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"Audio Beacons" are on the FTC's cross-device tracking radar

The FTC has issued warning letters encouraging 12 unamed app developers to provide clear disclosures about any use of "audio beacon" technology to monitor television viewing activity.

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