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Re: Junk E-Mail - Part 4
In its NEWS IN BRIEF summary, 11 22 95 Financial Times
BRUSSELS/LONDON - SELLING - A ban on telephone "cold
calling" throughout the European Union was on Tuesday
approved by Euro-MPs, to the consternation of direct mar-
keting and distance selling organisations. In a move de-
signed to spare people from what MEPs consider to be ir-
ritating telephone calls, a key parliamentary committee
voted to make prior consent from consumers obligatory
before a seller can approach them by telephone.
The proposed ban also applies to communications by e-
mail, raising fears among publishing organisations that
the development of the information society in Europe could
Ban fear, for we have nothing to fear but fear itself.
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