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New laws put a brake on spam

Australia has gone from the 10th most prolific spamming nation in the world to position number 25 since new anti-spam laws were introduced in 2004, according to the Federal agency on internet malpractice.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority said the fall could be attributed to extensive education of Australian businesses, the early action of the e-marketing industry to develop a code of practice to comply with the Spam Act and strong enforcement action.

It made the comments on Friday after it secured its first conviction and fine under the Spam Act by ACMA, with Perth cyber marketing specialist Wayne Mansfield and his company, Clarity1, being hit with penalties totalling $5.5 million.

ยป thewest.com.au - Neale Prior - 31-10-2006

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