About 6 weeks ago, the New Zealand government implemented the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act, also known as “anti-spam legislation”. In theory this is a very good move but as most of the spam in New Zealand (as probably anywhere else) comes from without the country, it doesn’t really solve the problem. Even worse – domestic businesses need to be very aware now who to send emails and newsletters to.
A whole bunch of people struggle to understand how the Act works. When I was looking for an easy, simple and painless overview I came across an excellent flowchart provided by Lowndes Jordan Barristers & Solicitors (via Rod Drury)