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The Australian Government releases the review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) – final report

On 22 May 2017, the Australian Government released the final report into the review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority. There are a number of recommendations that may be of interest to UCENet members involved in unsolicited communications. A copy of the final paper and other relevant documentation can be found here (final paper)…. Read more »

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Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) sign Mou

On 18 May 2017, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fight unsolicited commercial electronic messages (spam) and the threats they pose to consumers in both countries. The agreement promotes close cooperation in enforcing both countries’ spam laws. The agencies have… Read more »

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FTC Settlement Bars Spam Email Marketing, Baseless Weight-Loss Claims by Diet-Pill Operation

In a decision handed down on 3 March 2017, three Florida-based affiliate marketers charged with using illegal spam e-mail, false weight-loss claims, and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products will pay $500,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. The court order resolving the FTC’s allegations also prohibits the defendants from the illegal advertising… Read more »

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Canadian Anti-Spam legislation first action against an individual spammer

On 9 March 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced the imposition of an administrative monetary penalty of $15,000 ($CAD) on an individual for 10 violations of section 6 of Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation. Full details. For further information about the role and work of the CRTC.

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Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) sign Mou

In mid-February 2017, The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fight unsolicited commercial electronic messages (spam) and the threats they pose to consumers in both countries. The agreement promotes close cooperation in enforcing both countries’ spam laws. The agencies have committed… Read more »

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Redevelopment of website

The UCENet website is currently being redeveloped as a result of the change from the LAP to UCENet.  We thank you for your patience.

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Commitment to international cooperation: London Action Plan members sign MoU

The fight against the global scourge of spam, scams and unsolicited messages and calls has stepped up, with the announcement of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by 11 enforcement authorities across the globe. The enforcement authorities are all members of the London Action Plan, which coordinates and promotes international cooperation and activities targeting unlawful… Read more »

Do Not Call List

ACMA – Do Not Call crackdown: finance company pays the penalty

A financial services company has paid a $34,000 infringement notice after telemarketing calls were made in breach of the Do Not Call Register Act. An Australian Communications and Media Authority investigation found that Premium Finance Services Pty Ltd engaged a call centre to make telemarketing calls on its behalf, and calls were made to numbers… Read more »

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ACM Takes Next Step in Combating Spam

Two major affiliate networks take their responsibility in combating spam. They do this in response to research and earlier enforcement of the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). The affiliate networks Zanox and Tradetracker have taken measures to prevent spam. The networks demand (and check) that advertisers and publishers have specific consent from the consumers… Read more »

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