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Second Reading Speeches

Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Home Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends: the

Surveillance Devices Act 2004
and
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
to: introduce data disruption warrants to enable the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to disrupt data by modifying, adding, copying or deleting data in order to frustrate the commission of serious offences online; and make minor technical corrections; the
Surveillance Devices Act 2004
to introduce network activity warrants to enable the AFP and ACIC to collect intelligence on serious criminal activity by permitting access to the devices and networks used to facilitate criminal activity; the
Crimes Act 1914
to: introduce account takeover warrants to enable the AFP and ACIC to take over a person's online account for the purposes of gathering evidence to further a criminal investigation; and make minor amendments to the controlled operations regime to ensure controlled operations can be conducted effectively in the online environment; and 10 Acts to make consequential amendments.