Matthew Prince is the Chairman of Unspam. Mr. Prince pioneered Unspam's patented technology that allows the establishment of no-contact registries that maintain the security and secrecy of the registrants' e-mail addresses, allow marketers to protect their proprietary lists, and provide an effective legal tool for parents to protect their children from unwanted messages. Beyond developing the technology underlying secure no-contact registries, Mr. Prince has researched and taught the law that is critical to their implementation as an Adjunct Professor of the John Marshall Law School. He co-authored the authoritative article on the subject of Child Protection Registry laws, "After CAN-SPAM, How States Can Stay Relevant in the Fight Against Unwanted Messages: How a Children's Protection Registry Can be Effective, and is Not Preempted, Under the New Federal Anti-Spam Law," published in the Fall 2003 issue of the John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law.
In addition to his work on secure registries, Mr. Prince has also focused effort on providing enforcement officials with the necessary information and tools to prosecute violators of the federal CAN-SPAM Act and other anti-spam laws. To that end, Mr. Prince managed the development of Project Honey Pot, an Unspam community-service project that consists of a distributed system of decoy e-mail addresses that website administrators can include on their sites in order to gather information about the robots and spiders that spammers use. Since launching, Project Honey Pot has issued more than 1,000,000 decoy e-mail addresses, with users in more than 80 countries, and honey pots installed on every inhabited continent. Project Honey Pot has matured into one of the largest and most extensive anti-spam early warning networks.
Mr. Prince has consulted with governments nationally and internationally, including delivering a presentation to the United Nation's International Telecommunications Union regarding the construction of effective anti-spam laws and their enforcement in a cross-border environment. He has also been asked to provide testimony on spam laws before state legislatures and the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Prince has presented at numerous anti-spam conferences, including the 2004 and 2005 MIT Anti-Spam Conferences, the 2004 Microsoft Conference on Email and Anti-Spam, the 2004 and 2005 ISIPP Conferences, and the 2004 Illinois Public Policy Summit on Spam. Mr. Prince has been quoted in more than 100 news publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post as an expert in the subjects of spam and anti-spam legislation.
Prior to Unspam, Matthew worked as Director of Strategic Communications for GroupWorks, an online provider of insurance services to corporations. There he focused on ensuring compliance with state and federal insurance regulations. Mr. Prince earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago and is a member of the Illinois Bar. He studied English and Computer Science at Trinity College.