But it is illegal under the laws of nearly every other technology-enabled developed country. And there are at least a few people on this list who are in those countries.
And once GDPR goes into effect there will be even more available remedies.
*Dictated due to broken wrist, please forgive top posting and any weird grammar or typos.
Anne P. Mitchell,
Attorney at Law
CEO/President, Institute for Social Internet Public Policy
Member, Cal. Bar Cyberspace Law Committee
Member, Colorado Cyber Committee
Member, Elevations Credit Union Member Council
Member, Board of Directors, Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop
Member, Board of Directors, Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation
Author: Section 6 of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (the Federal anti-spam law)
Ret. Professor of Law, Lincoln Law School of San Jose
Ret. Chair, Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop