SMS spam rules, fines get tougher in Korea

South Koreans are about to receive less spam on their cell phones if their government’s plans take hold. According to this press release, fines for unsolicited cell phone calls, land-line calls, faxes, and short messages could hit roughly $30K per violation. The new opt-in only rulings don’t effect email, but don’t you fret. The new generation of our Asian friends don’t use much email nowadays anyway (see New Forms of Online Communication Spell End of Email Era in Korea).

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