Higher Education Support Act 2003
A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person causes any unauthorised access to, or modification of, *personal information that is:
(i) held in a computer; and
(ii) to which access is restricted by an access control system associated with a function of the computer; and
(b) the person intends to cause the access or modification; and
(c) the person knows that the access or modification is unauthorised; and
(d) one or more of the following apply:
(i) the personal information is held in a computer of a higher education provider;
(ii) the personal information is held on behalf of a provider;
(iii) the personal information is held in a computer of *Open Universities Australia;
(iv) the personal information is held on behalf of Open Universities Australia;
(v) the personal information is held on a computer of a *Tertiary Admission Centre;
(vi) the personal information is held on behalf of a Tertiary Admission Centre.
Penalty: 2 years imprisonment.
Absolute liability applies to paragraph (1)(d).
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