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Posted by The Spamhaus Team on 15 Feb 2022
There are email and data protection regulations across at least 77 different countries, and they are all different. We strongly recommend consulting legal counsel before undertaking any data collection. The following four data protection laws are the best known at this time.
Marketers MUST comply with this federal regulation to legally send marketing email: violators can and have been successfully sued by the FTC. For more information about CAN-SPAM, see these links:
See the CASL Guide for more information or read the text of the law. Senders MUST comply with CASL if you send email to:
The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law regarding data protection and privacy for all individual citizens of the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. Enacted on May 25, 2018, it is a very complex regulation; violations of this regulation can carry some severe fines. When building an email marketing campaign involving anyone residing in the EU, you should always consider it. For more information, please consult:
This was enacted in 2018 and took effect on January 1, 2020, and applied to Californian consumers. This legislation gives CA consumers the following rights:
For more in-depth information please visit State of California – Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General.
Now it’s time to take a look at how to set up and configure your email program, starting with the necessary steps to take to avoid looking like a spammer!
13 May 2022
Change.org's, Alice Cornell, Director of Email Deliverability, shares some true gems of real-world experience in email deliverability and explains how change.org achieved consistent inbox placement once they got the basics nailed down.
15 February 2022
Here are pointers to help you distinguish yourself from miscreants who send spam. Because you don't want is to be perceived as a spammer.
One of the first steps to ensuring good domain/IP reputation and consequently successful email deliverability is authentication and encryption - it helps receivers "trust" your email. This article provides a clear overview of what's required including SPF, DKIM and DMARC.