Legality of opt-in/opt-out e-mail contact

  ade.h 18:50 23 Jun 2006

When placing a check box or drop-down with a "Would you like to receive our mailshot via e-mail" or similar question, what is the legal requirement for whether the box is ticked? Does it have to left blank for the user to opt in?


  Forum Editor 22:47 23 Jun 2006

you can decide which of the two to use. Remember this however - under the terms of the EU Privacy and Electronics Communication Directive, which became law in the UK in December 2003 it's an offence to send unsolicited email to a personal email address, and to be on the safe side I always offer an opt- in option for any email contact.

  ade.h 22:56 23 Jun 2006

Thanks, FE. I thought you might know this one.

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