Federal Trade Commission: Definitions and Implementation Under the CAN-SPAM Act
GAO-05-279R: Jan 28, 2005
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Federal Trade Commission's new rule on definitions and implementation under the CAN-SPAM Act. GAO found that (1) the rule would implement the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 ("CAN-SPAM") by defining the relevant criteria to determine the primary purpose of an electronic mail message, describe types of electronic mail messages that contain commercial content or what the Act terms "transactional or relationship" content and establish different criteria for each type, and also clarify that the definitions of certain terms taken from the Act and appearing in the rule are prescribed by particular referenced portions of the Act; and (2) the FTC complied with all applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.