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Samsung Australia fined AUD 14M over misleading water resistance ads

Back in 2019, Samsung Australia was taken to court by the The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over misleading water resistance advertisement of its phones. The Korean tech giant repeatedly advertised several of its Galaxy S, Galaxy A and Galaxy Note phones as being suitable to use in pool and sea water in its marketing ads. Nearly three years later the Aussie court has ordered Samsung Australia to pay AUD 14 million (around $9.6 million) in fines for its misleading smartphone advertisements.

Sample Australian Galaxy S8 ad

The ACCC press release explicitly…

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