Tuesday, October 25, 2005

New state law could crimp fax practices

Unsolicited faxes, like unwanted phone calls and spam e-mail before them, have been the target of federal regulations. And now California is weighing in on the fax debate, applying even tougher restrictions to facsimile distribution in a bill recently signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The new state legislation, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2006, prohibits a person or entity from sending an advertisement to a fax machine without the recipient's express consent, even when the fax is sent to an existing customer.

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