Prohibition of business spam due to amendment of the law

The Senate has adopted a proposal that extends the ban on spam in the Netherlands. In the short term it is therefore prohibited to send spam to companies. Unsolicited commercial e-mail to consumers was already banned. The damage caused by spam from ISPs and other companies must decrease with the general spam ban in the Netherlands

The Senate has adopted a proposal that extends the ban on spam in the Netherlands. In the short term it is therefore prohibited to send spam to companies. Unsolicited commercial e-mail to consumers was already banned.

The damage caused by spam from ISPs and other companies must decrease with the general spam ban in the Netherlands. If the ban is ignored, the OPTA can impose fines on the responsible companies.

The proposal, an amendment to the Telecommunications Act, was adopted earlier in January by the House of Representatives. The Senate adopted the proposal without a vote on Tuesday.

Companies can submit complaints from 1 July about receiving spam from spamklacht.nl.

With the change in the Telecommunications Act, a number of things change. For example, consumers can cancel a subscription for, for example, internet, mobile or fixed telephony, if this expires after the first contract period, per month.

The new law also regulates that there is a legal call-not-register that consumers can indicate that they do not want to receive unwanted calls from telemarketers. Should companies ignore the cancellation of the consumer, OPTA can intervene and issue penalties.