Spam Act penalty for Clarity1

ACMA has welcomed the imposition of $5.5 million fine on Clarity1 and its director for sending spam emails.

Earlier this year, the Federal Court found Clarity1 had contravened the Spam Act in sending at least 231 million commercial
emails in twelve months after the Spam Act 2003 commenced in April
2004, with most of these messages unsolicited and in breach of the Act. The Federal Court fined Clarity1 $4.5 million and Director Wayne Robert Mansfield $1 million.

It is the first time an Australian company has been fined under the Act for sending spam.
The company also has been banned from sending any unsolicited emails.

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