Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Congress ponders a "TROL" Act that may not accomplish much

Electronic Frontier Foundation is constructively critical of the June 7 draft of a proposed “TROL” Act, to be called “Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act”, as it explains in this article, July 11, 2014, by Daniel Nazer.  The article notes that the bill would nullify moderately effective laws in several states, and would not really add any authority that the FTC doesn’t already gave to go after letters in bad faith.  The FTC is said to be investigating MPHj.  The biggest offenders seem to be related to “scan to email technology” and WiFi service in small cafes. 

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