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An interesting article by John Moran, Richard Berkahn, Reece Corbett-Wilkins and Ahrani Ranjitkumar from law firm Clyde & Co about the Australian Communications and Media Authority prosecution against a retail supermarket giant for unlawfully spamming more than 1.2 million customers via email.

This week the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), itself a little-known regulatory authority, handed down the largest fine in its history – a whopping AUD $1 million – against a retail supermarket giant for unlawfully spamming more than 1.2 million customers via email.

The ACMA found that the retailer was in breach of Australia’s anti-spam laws when it “sent marketing emails to consumers after they had unsubscribed from previous messages” between October 2018 and July 2019. The record-breaking fine was in part due to the retailer’s failure to act even after the ACMA had warned it of potential Spam Act compliance issues, and multiple customer complaints.

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