The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Latest Court Win: £1368.66

Via Scotch Spam!: Gordon Dick was able to win £750 + interest + expenses for a grand total of £1368.66 from Transcom Internet Services Ltd. in small claims court in Scottland. Transcom had obtained Dick's email address by harvesting addresses from another mailing list, in violation of EU data protection laws.

My favorite part of the story was where the Sheriff decided that Transcom had been deliberately wasting time, and asked the court clerk to schedule the trial on a busy day to make sure that Transcom's solicitors costs added up while they had to sit in court waiting for the case to be called.

More on this story from Yahoo! News.

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