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TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 - SECT 119

Duration of stored communications warrants

             (1)  A stored communications warrant remains in force:

                     (a)  until it is first executed; or

                     (b)  until the end of the period of 5 days after the day on which it was issued;

whichever occurs sooner.

             (2)  However, if the warrant relates to more than one telecommunications service and those services are not all operated by the same carrier, the warrant remains in force, to the extent that it relates to a telecommunications service operated by a particular carrier:

                     (a)  until it is first executed in relation to a telecommunications service operated by that particular carrier; or

                     (b)  until the end of the period of 5 days after the day on which it was issued;

whichever occurs sooner.

             (3)  An issuing authority must not vary a stored communications warrant by extending the period for which it is to be in force.

             (4)  This section does not prevent the issue of a further warrant in respect of the person in respect of whom the warrant was issued.

             (5)  However, if the further warrant relates to the same telecommunications service as the previous warrant, it must not be issued within 3 days after the day on which the previous warrant was executed or (if subsection (2) applies) was last executed.



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