Displaying items by tag: ACMA

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 11:20

Optus impersonation scams: ACMA alert

Scammers are continuing to impersonate the Optus brand to scam Australians, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) which has warned that it is receiving reports of convincing-looking email scams using Optus branding.

Published in Security

The ACMA has warned the public about the proliferation of the “Hi Mum” text message, which may appear to be from a family member claiming to have forgotten or lost their card and asking the victim to transfer money, and could possibly be a scam.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 18 January 2023 11:04

ACMA seeks feedback on news measurement tool  

The telecommunications industry regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released a consultation paper seeking feedback on a ‘news measurement framework’ to monitor levels of diversity across Australia’s contemporary media landscape.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ACMA has warned the public to be vigilant of fake emails and SMS claiming to be from myGov, an Australian government services portal, which may possibly be a scam.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 22 December 2022 10:35

New phone numbering arrangements: ACMA

Changes to Australia’s Telecommunications Numbering Plan to further support scam reduction activities and improve the allocation of phone numbers, have been announced by the telecommunications industry regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Published in Technology Regulation

New South Wales-based radio station One Central West FM88 was broadcasting a mix of content, including live-hosted and automated music programs, news, and weather bulletins that would likely appeal to a general audience in the broadcast area—a breach of licence condition following an investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ACMA has fined Investbybit, trading as Binance Australia, $2,000,220 as part of the regulatory body’s ongoing crackdown on spam.

Published in Technology Regulation
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The ACMA has warned the public that scammers are sending messages pretending to be Linkt toll road operators.

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TTelecommunications industry regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has received responses from 22 stakeholders and interested parties to a discussion paper it released on exploring future use of the 1.9 GHz band.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 28 November 2022 10:53

ACMA blocks nine more gambling websites

The ACMA has requested Australian internet service providers (ISPs) to block more nine gambling websites after investigations found out in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has ordered Telstra to comply with rules governing financial hardship after the telco was found to have taken credit management action against 70 customers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

SVOD providers spent $335.1 million on 718 Australian programmesup from $178.9 million in the previous financial year, driven by a combination of additional reporting entity and greater investment in the production of local dramas, documentaries, sports, and light entertainment, according to the ACMA 2021-22 Australian content expenditure data for subscription demand service providers.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telecommunications industry regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)has opened a consultation to seek views on proposed changes to the 2 GHz (1920–1980 MHz and 2110–2170 MHz) spectrum licence technical framework.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telecommunications industry regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced it is consulting on spectrum licence technical framework for sunsetting instruments, indicating that it is proposing to remake them with some changes.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has ruled that Seven Network and Nine Network have each breached regulations by airing gambling advertisements during the Tokyo Olympics.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 20 October 2022 09:26

Public warned as scammers exploit Optus data breach

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has warned the public to be more vigilant as scammers are taking advantage of the recent Optus data breach.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telco complaints per 10,000 services decreased by 7.9% in 2021-2022, according to figures provided by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 13 October 2022 09:02

ACMA probes Optus data breach

The Australian Communication and Media Authority has launched a formal investigation in response to the September 2022 Optus data breach.

Published in Technology Regulation

EVENT INVITE The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will be presenting a regulatory update at Comms Connect Melbourne next month, giving attendees an overview of the many changes that have been made to the Radiocommunications Reform & Modernisation Act.

Published in Guest Events

EVENT INVITE The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will be presenting a regulatory update at Comms Connect Melbourne next month, giving attendees an overview of the many changes that have been made to the Radiocommunications Reform & Modernisation Act.

Published in Technology Regulation

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