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TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 - SECT 150

Destruction of records

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  information, or a record, that was obtained by accessing a stored communication (whether or not in contravention of subsection 108(1)) is in a criminal law-enforcement agency's possession; and

                     (b)  the chief officer of the agency is satisfied that the information or record is not likely to be required for a purpose referred to in subsection 139(2) or (4A), 139A(2), 139B(2) or 139C(2);

the chief officer must cause the information or record to be destroyed forthwith.

             (2)  The chief officer must, as soon as practicable, and in any event within 3 months, after each 30 June, give to the Minister a written report that sets out the extent to which information and records were destroyed in accordance with this section.



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