Woolworths recently paid a $1 million infringement notice and consented to an undertaking that is court-enforceable the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in reaction to breaches of Australian Spam regulations.
ACMA announced Woolworths had breached the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) (SPAM Act) significantly more than five million occasions when it delivered advertising e-mails to customers once they had formerly unsubscribed to WoolworthsвЂ™ messages. ACMAвЂ™s investigation into WoolworthsвЂ™ compliance using the SPAM Act revealed WoolworthsвЂ™ systems, procedures and techniques had been insufficient to adhere to the Spam rules.
As customers, most of us get marketing and sales communications from organizations attempting to market their latest services and products to us. Some communications are informative and welcome, although some aren’t. Beneath the SPAM Act, clients have actually the right to unsubscribe from marketing and sales communications they no much longer want to get.