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Dain Saxon (Digital Producer) – February 9, 2010
Are huge fines to legitimate companies fair, or are they just being made an example of?
On the 1st February, CommSec, the brokerage arm of the Commonwealth Bank, was handed down an AUD $55,000 fine for breaching the SpamAct compliance laws.
The erroneous emails failed to include an unsubscribe link.
There were three complaints from an estimated 6,000,000 emails sent over 12 months. So a 0.0000005 complaint rate.