22 May 2008

FTC Assesses Reward System for Catching Spammers

FTC Assesses Reward System for Catching Spammers: "According to the report, the Commission recommends that if Congress establishes a reward system, it should:

  • tie eligibility to imposition of a final court order, rather than to collection of civil penalties;

  • fund reward payments through appropriations, rather than collected civil penalties;

  • restrict eligibility to insiders with high-value information;

  • minimize eligibility disputes and associated costs by exempting the FTC’s decisions on reward eligibility from judicial or administrative review; and

  • establish reward amounts high enough to attract insiders to provide high-value information."

I have not seen an updated version of the Bill that states Congress has made amendments to the Bill to incorporate these suggestions from the FTC...