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Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act, 2002

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To regulate the interception of certain communications, the monitoring of certain signals and  radio frequency spectrums and the provision of certain communication-related information; to regulate the making of applications for, and the issuing of, directions authorising the interception of communications and the provision of communication-related information under certain circumstances; to regulate the execution of directions and entry warrants by law enforcement officers and the assistance to be given by postal service providers, telecommunication service providers and decryption key holders in the execution of such directions and entry warrants; to prohibit the provision of telecommunication services which do not have the capability to be intercepted; to provide for certain costs to be borne by certain telecommunication service providers; to provide for the establishment of interception centres, the Office for Interception Centres and the Internet Service Providers Assistance Fund; to prohibit the manufacturing, assembling, possessing, selling, purchasing or advertising of certain equipment; to create offences and to prescribe penalties for such offences; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: July 2013


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Latest Developments:

 

The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act, 2002 (Act No. 70 of 2002) has been amended by General Intelligence Laws Amendment Act, 2013 (Act No. 11 of 2013), Government Gazette 36695, Notice No. 528, dated 23 July 2013.

 

The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act, 2002 has been amended by Schedule 1 of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Act (Government Gazette 34298) dated 16 May 2011

 

This Act has been updated with Amendment Act No. 21 of 2010 in Government Gazette No. 33839 dated 3 December 2010.

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. 198 in Government Gazette No. 33021 dated 19 March 2010.

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. R. 1121 dated 27 November 2009 regarding a Determination in terms of Section 62A.

 

This Act has been updated by the inclusion of a notice regarding the requirement to register all cellphone numbers from 1 July 2009.

 

This Act has been amended by Notice No. 39 of 2009 regarding the Commencement of the Amendment Act, 2008, published in Government Gazette No. 32341 dated 22 June 2009.

 

This Act has been amended by the inclusion of Notice No. 1325 of 2005 published in Government Gazette No. 28271 dated 28 November 2005; being Directives in respect of different categories of Telecommunications Service Providers.

 

The act has been amended by the Schedule of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (GG26311) 28 April 2004

 

This Act has been updated by Government Notices No. R. 92 (Fixed Line Operators) and R. 93 (Mobile Cellular Operators), published in Government Gazette No. 31844 dated 6 February 2009.

 

The Act has been amended by the Amendment Act No. 48 of 2008, published in Government Gazette No. 31784 dated 9 January 2009.

 

The Act has been updated by the addition of a Government Notice in terms of Section 44 printed in Government Gazette No. 28371 dated 29 December 2005.

 

The Act has been added to the site as gazetted in GG 24286 on January 22, 2003.