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TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 - SECT 122

Revocation of stored communications warrants by chief officers

             (1)  The chief officer of a criminal law-enforcement agency to which a stored communications warrant has been issued must, on being satisfied that the grounds on which the warrant was issued have ceased to exist:

                     (a)  cause the chief officer of any other criminal law-enforcement agency that is exercising authority under the warrant to be informed forthwith of the proposed revocation of the warrant; and

                     (b)  by writing signed by him or her, revoke the warrant.

             (2)  The chief officer of a criminal law-enforcement agency may at any time, by writing signed by him or her, revoke a warrant issued to the agency after causing the chief officer of any other criminal law-enforcement agency that is exercising authority under the warrant to be informed forthwith that the chief officer proposes to revoke the warrant.

             (3)  The chief officer of a criminal law-enforcement agency may delegate his or her power under subsection (2) to a certifying officer of the agency.

             (4)  This section does not apply in relation to a warrant that has ceased to be in force.



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