Interception of indirect communication and obtaining of real-time communication-related information

Interception of indirect communication and obtaining of real-time communication-related information

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(1) The interception of an indirect communication as defined in section 1 of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act, 2002, must take place in terms of a direction issued in terms of section 16(4) or 18(3) of that Act and must, subject to subsection (4), be dealt with further in the manner provided for in that Act.

(2) The obtaining of real-time communication-related information as defined in section 1 of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of
Communication-related Information Act, 2002, on an ongoing basis, as it becomes available, must take place in terms of a direction issued in terms of section 17(3) or 18(3) of that Act, and must, subject to subsection (4), be dealt with further in the manner provided for in that Act.

(3) An electronic communications service provider who is—

(a) in terms of section 30(1)(b) of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act, 2002, required to provide an electronic communications service which has the capability to store communication-related information; and

(b) not required to store communication-related information in terms of a directive issued in terms of section 30(2) of that Act, must, in addition to any other obligation imposed by any law, comply with—

(i) a real-time communication-related direction contemplated in subsection (2), in terms of which the electronic communications service provider is directed to provide real-time communication-related information in respect of a customer, on an ongoing basis, as it becomes available;

(ii) an expedited preservation of data direction contemplated in section 41, in terms of which the electronic communications service provider is directed to preserve real-time communication-related information in respect of a customer;

(iii) a preservation of evidence direction contemplated in section 42, in terms of which the electronic communications service provider is directed to preserve real-time communication-related information in respect of a customer;

(iv) a disclosure of data direction contemplated in section 44, in terms of which the electronic communications service provider is directed to provide real-time communication-related information in respect of a customer that was preserved or otherwise stored by the electronic communications service provider; or

(v) any order of the designated judge in terms of section 48(6), in terms of which the electronic communications service provider is ordered to—

(aa) obtain and preserve any real-time communication-related information; or

(bb) obtain and furnish traffic data.

(4) Any indirect communication which is to be intercepted or any real-time communication-related information or traffic data which is to be obtained, at the request
of an authority, court or tribunal exercising jurisdiction in a foreign State must further be dealt with in the manner provided for in an order referred to in section 48(6), which is issued by the designated judge.

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