On 15 September 2014 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) participated in the annual International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network (ICPEN) Internet Sweep. More than 50 consumer protection agencies from around the world were involved. The ACCC reviewed 65 online dating websites for compliance with:

  1. the ACCC’s Best Practice Guidelines for dating websites, and
  2. the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

This report details findings from the internet sweep.