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

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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).

An overall summary of the recommendations can be found in Appendix A (page 95).

Item 6 refers specifically to unsolicited communications:

That, within the next 12 months, the ACMA examine whether some or all of the following functions can be referred to industry for self-regulation, in consultation with relevant industry bodies:

  • Action on unsolicited communications, including Spam.

The ACMA regularly explore further opportunities for self-regulation in consultation with industry.

Item 2 refers to the ACMA’s cybersecurity functions, and more specifically of the work of the ACMA of the Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) which in the very near future, will be moving to the Australian Attorney-General’s Department.

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