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Utah “Do Not E-mail Registry” Operator Responds to Lawsuit by Free Speech Coalition


For Immediate Release

Matthew Prince, CEO of Unspam (, the company contracted to operate Utah’s Child Protection Registry, responded strongly today to the announcement by the Free Speech Coalition that it had filed suit in federal district court in Salt Lake City, Utah challenging the constitutionality and legality of the anti-spam law.

Responding that this is nothing more than pornographers seeking to continue to send spam to children, Matthew Prince is available for comment regarding the issue. Prince is a leading proponent of anti-spam technologies to protect children, having addressed the United Nations on this issue, and is frequently called upon to discuss the topic at legislative conferences.

** About Matthew Prince, CEO, Unspam

Matthew Prince is a leading expert in the legislation and technology of fighting unwanted and inappropriate messages. He is the CEO and co-founder of Unspam, a business and government consulting firm specializing in how to create effective laws in a digital world. In addition to his work as CEO of Unspam, Matthew. Prince teaches law as an Adjunct Professor of law at John Marshall Law School and serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan chapter of Justice for Children. Mr. Prince has spoken before the International Telecommunications Union, a division of the United Nations, on the cross-border challenges of enforcing anti-spam laws. He has provided testimony to the United States Federal Trade Commission on the CAN-SPAM Act, worked with members of the British House of Commons on messaging control initiatives, and helped draft several laws at the state level to protect children and adults from electronic messages they do not want to receive. Matthew is a frequent invited speaker at email and security conferences including the annual MIT Spam Conference, the RSA cybersecurity symposium, the Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy (ISIPP) Conference, and Microsoft’s CEAS Event. Mr. Prince is an attorney having earned his JD from the University of Chicago. Prior to law school he studied English and Computer Science at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

**About Unspam

Unspam was founded in 2001 to address the need to bring the advertising accountability that exists in the offline world to the online world. We help governments author, implement, and enforce effective laws to control unwanted and harmful electronic messages.?Founded by attorneys and computer scientists united behind this common cause, Unspam’s approach to solving the problems of inappropriate messages takes into account both the legal and technological aspects of the problem. We have helped craft the next generation of legislation in this area, recognizing the mistakes that have been made in the past, and correcting new laws to finally bring the problem of unwanted and inappropriate electronic messages under control.

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