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FTC RIN: 3084-AB38 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: CAN-SPAM Rule 

The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (the CAN-SPAM Act or the Act) was enacted on December 16, 2003, and sets rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have senders of commercial email stop emailing them, and provides for penalties for violations. The FTC issued the CAN-SPAM Rule (Rule) to implement the Act, as authorized by the statute.


As part of its ongoing systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, in late 2016 the Commission plans to request public comments on, among other things, the economic impact and benefits of the Rule; possible conflict between the Rule and State, local, or other Federal laws or regulations; and the effect on the Rule of any technological, economic, or other industry changes.

Agency: Federal Trade Commission(FTC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 316   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 7701 to 7713    18 U.S.C. 1037   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Rule Review, Request for Public Comments  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 3084-AA96 
Agency Contact:
Christopher Brown
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, CC-8528,
Washington, DC 20580
Phone:202 326-2825