CANSPAM Bill Passes Senate Commerce
May 17, 2002
The "Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing" Act (the "CAN-SPAM" Act or S. 630) sponsored by Senators Conrad Burns (R-MT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee on May 17. An anti-email harvesting amendment was added to the bill without objection. CDT supports the general approach of the bill, but has some concerns about the constitutional implications and effectiveness of some of its provisions.