Stories by Alexandra Krasne

Spam wars hit the next battlefield

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission expects to release this week its first study about the feasibility of a Do Not E-Mail registry, similar to the Do Not Call registry that has proved a popular deterrent to telemarketers. And spam remains the commission's top priority tech issue, says Howard Beales, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. He spoke in San Francisco at the International Association of Privacy Professionals' Truste Symposium recently, describing the challenges of enforcing spam laws and privacy policies.