CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAA - Search, information gathering, arrest and related powers (other than powers under delayed notification search warrants)  

Divison 4C - Using, sharing and returning things seized and documents produced  

Subdivision A - Using and sharing things seized and documents produced  

SECTION 3ZQV   Operating seized electronic equipment  

(1)  


This section applies to electronic equipment seized under this Part or moved under section 3K .

(2)  
The electronic equipment may be operated at any location after it has been seized or moved, for the purpose of determining whether data that is evidential material is held on or accessible from the electronic equipment, and obtaining access to such data.

(3)  
The data referred to in subsection (2) includes, but is not limited to, the following:


(a) data held on the electronic equipment, including data held on the electronic equipment when operated under this section that was not held on the electronic equipment at the time the electronic equipment was seized;


(b) data not held on the electronic equipment but accessible by using it, including data that was not accessible at the time the electronic equipment was seized.

(3A)  


If the electronic equipment was seized under a warrant, subsection (2) does not apply to data that was generated after the expiry of the warrant.

(4)  
If the electronic equipment was seized under a warrant or moved under section 3K , the electronic equipment may be operated before or after the expiry of the warrant.

(5)  
This section does not limit the operation of other provisions of this Part that relate to dealing with items seized under this Part or moved under section 3K .

Note:

For example, this section does not affect the operation of the time limits in section 3K on examination or processing of a thing moved under that section.




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