Re: How does that work with spam filters and fraud prevention?
I've just been spammed by a UK events company. I need to have a word with my lawyer if we cannot start a case against illegal use of our resources and bill them for wasted time - this is an existing company, there is no evidence I ever agreed to have my details abused and it's up to them to verify that before they use them.
I need to see if I have a budget for this, but it could be an interesting test case. If someone cannot prove they have acquired your details with your permission, that abuse and the time spent on addressing it ought to be chargeable to the offender if they can be identified. It would change the industry overnight.
I suspect we'd absolutely buried under spam for having the nerve to strike back, but it may just be worth it. This sh*t really has to stop.