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Oz Spam Laws

New Aussie Spam Laws


On April 10th the new Anti-Spam Legislation became effective in Australia.
The maximum fine is 1.1 million Australian dollars a day, roughly equal to $800,000 American.

-- ZDnet outlines the changes....

  1. Ban the "sending of commercial electronic messages without the prior consent of end-users unless there is an existing customer-business relationship"
  2. Impose a range of penalties for breaking this law including fines, infringement notices and the ability to seek injunctions;
  3. Require all commercial electronic messages to include a working opt-out mechanism and the sender's accurate contact details;
  4. Ban the use of email address harvesting software; and
  5. Aim to cooperate with overseas organizations to develop international guidelines and mechanisms to battle spam.

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