Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Commercial Electronic Message

Any form of electronic messaging, including e-mail, SMS text messages and messages sent via social networking about which it would be reasonable to conclude its purpose is to encourage participation in a commercial activity. Examples include electronic messages that offer to purchase, sell, barter or lease products, goods, services, land or an interest or right in land; offers to provide a business, investment or gaming opportunity; advertises or promotes anything previously mentioned.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: US96-97, 99; C37

Acronym(s): CEM