Anti-Spam in the EU

BBC News: United front against spam urged

[EC’s Information Society directorate Philippe] Gerard said that this directive had now been transposed into national laws in many member nations, but that by itself, it was not going to stop spam.
“Legislation is just part of the answer,” he said.
The threat of legal action might deter some spammers from getting started and would help punish those that break the law, said the EU official, but there was much more that industry had to do to make its anti-spam work really effective.