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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 154F

Operation of electronic equipment at premises

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  an inspector or an assistant enters premises under this Division; and

                     (b)  he or she believes on reasonable grounds that any data accessed by operating electronic equipment at the premises (including data not held at the premises) might constitute evidential material;

he or she may do only 1 of 2 things.

Removal of documents

             (2)  One thing he or she may do is operate the equipment or other facilities at the premises to put the data in documentary form and remove the documents so produced from the premises.

Removal of disk, tape or other storage device

             (3)  The other thing he or she may do is operate the equipment or other facilities at the premises to transfer the data to a disk, tape or other storage device that:

                     (a)  is brought to the premises for the exercise of the power; or

                     (b)  is at the premises and the use of which for the purpose has been agreed to in writing by the occupier of the premises;

and remove the disk, tape or other storage device from the premises.



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