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TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 - SECT 187C

Period for keeping information and documents

             (1)  The period for which a service provider must keep, or cause to be kept, information or a document under section 187A is:

                     (a)  if the information is about, or the document contains information about, a matter of a kind described in paragraph (a) or (b) in column 2 of item 1 of the table in subsection 187AA(1)--the period:

                              (i)  starting when the information or document came into existence; and

                             (ii)  ending 2 years after the closure of the account to which the information or document relates; or

                     (b)  otherwise--the period:

                              (i)  starting when the information or document came into existence; and

                             (ii)  ending 2 years after it came into existence.

             (2)  However, the regulations may prescribe that, in relation to a specified matter of a kind described in paragraph (a) or (b) in column 2 of item 1 of the table in subsection 187AA(1), the period under subsection (1) of this section is the period referred to in paragraph (1)(b) of this section.

             (3)  This section does not prevent a service provider from keeping information or a document for a period that is longer than the period provided under this section.

Note:          Division 3 provides for reductions in periods specified under this section.



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