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Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act, 2002 (Act 70 of 2002)

Chapter 6 : Interception centres, office for interception centres and Internet service providers assistance fund

37. Keeping of records by heads of interception centres and submission of reports to Director


(1) The head of an interception centre must keep or cause to be kept proper records of such information as may be prescribed by the Director in terms of section 35.



(a) The head of an interception centre must on a quarterly basis, or as often as the Director requires, submit a written report to the Director on—
(i) the records kept by him or her in terms of subsection (1);
(ii) any abuses in connection with the execution of directions which he or she is aware of;
(iii) defects in any telecommunication system or in the operation of the interception centre which have been discovered; and
(iv) such activities at the interception centre or on any other matter relating to this Act which the Director requests the head of the interception centre to deal with in such report.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a head of an interception centre may at any stage submit a report to the Director on any matter which, in the opinion of the head concerned, should urgently be brought to the attention of the Director.


(3) The Director must, upon receipt of a report contemplated in subsection (2)(a), submit a copy of that report to the Minister and the Chairperson of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence established by section 2 of the Intelligence Services Control Act, 1994 (Act No. 40 of 1994).