EQ Forum Admin
Wow, this just blows my mind. Always working so hard to fight spam and someone turns around and orders the release of email addresses from a database?
So, while Spamhaus has never been favorably impressed by the USA's policies regarding spam, we are still dismayed and find it unconscionable that the Maine Attorney General has required that state's Fisheries & Wildlife Department to turn over the e-mail addresses of its customers to a private third party. Customers who simply wanted a fishing licence, who never intended to subscribe to any bulk e-mail, let alone have their personal information distributed to an advocacy organization bold enough to demand it from the state, are the victims. Such abuse would contravene UK and EU privacy laws.