Ep 63: Mailing Lists and the Spam Act

The Virtual Business Show

May 16 2023 • 7 mins

I'm sure we've all received newsletters in our email we can't remember subscribing to or we tried UNsubscribing to no avail. This episode covers the Australian Spam Act and Privacy Principles: what you need to know to comply; and touches on the GDPR.


You can face serious penalties for failure to comply so it's important you are across your obligations.


As the Act only applies to commercial messages, political parties and religious groups are exempt from the provisions of the Act since their communications are unlikely to be commercial in nature.


© Lyn Prowse-Bishop


References:

What are the APPs and Do You Need to Comply

ACMA - Avoid Sending Spam

Office of The Australian Information Commissioner - Privacy Principles

General Data Protection Regulation Information - What is the GDPR?