Direct Selling Legal Update 2022

2023 is almost here! In this edition of our annual Direct Selling Legal Update, we look at some of the legal issues which have been relevant to those operating in the direct selling sector in Australia in 2022. Issues which regularly come across our desks include how best to manage a product recall, privacy and data protection requirements, as well as what claims may be made when conducting marketing campaigns.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss or provide feedback, please reach out to any of Addisons’ Direct Selling team.

Articles in the 2022 update include:

Labor delivers on its promise of penalties for unfair contract terms
Addisons’ top ten tips for managing a product recall
Cheat Sheet for Businesses: How to Manage Online Reviews in Compliance with the Australian Consumer Law
Privacy Act amended to increase penalties significantly for data breaches
ACMA issues record $2.5 million penalty to an Australian business for Spam Act breaches and requires business to issue refunds of approximately $1.2 million
Industry Jury puts BabyLove in a Corner With its “Chance to Win $1 Million” Promotion
The price of poor password protection: ASIC makes an example out of first cybersecurity lawsuit

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback or discuss, please get in touch with the Direct Selling Team.

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