FTC: 'Do Not Spam' Registry Would Fail

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NEW YORK The Federal Trade Commission today told Congress that a do-not-e-mail registry could not be enforced effectively, would fail to reduce the amount of spam consumers receive and might even increase it.

The CAN-SPAM Act, which took effect Jan. 1, required the FTC to report to Congress on the feasibility of such a registry, similar to the national do-not-call list intended to shield consumers from unwanted telemarketing solicitations.

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