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TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 - SECT 177

Voluntary disclosure

Enforcement of the criminal law

             (1)  Sections 276, 277 and 278 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 do not prevent a disclosure by a person (the holder ) of information or a document to an enforcement agency if the disclosure is reasonably necessary for the enforcement of the criminal law.

Enforcement of a law imposing a pecuniary penalty or protection of the public revenue

             (2)  Sections 276 and 277 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 do not prevent a disclosure by a person (the holder ) of information or a document to an enforcement agency if the disclosure is reasonably necessary for the enforcement of a law imposing a pecuniary penalty or for the protection of the public revenue.

Limitation

             (3)  This section does not apply if a relevant staff member of an enforcement agency requests the holder to disclose the information or document.

Note:          Sections 178 to 180 deal with the disclosure of information or a document in response to authorisations by an authorised officer of an enforcement agency.



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