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Section 308 Crimes Act 1900
General Definitions

Section 308 of the Crimes Act 1900 is General Definitions and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 308 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with ‘General Definitions’ and reads as follows:

308 General Definitions

In this Part:

“data” includes:

(a) information in any form, or

(b) any program (or part of a program).

“data held in a computer” includes:

(a) data entered or copied into the computer, or

(b) data held in any removable data storage device for the time being in the computer, or

(c) data held in a data storage device on a computer network of which the computer forms part.

“data storage device” means any thing (for example a disk or file server) containing or designed to contain data for use by a computer.

“electronic communication” means a communication of information in any form by means of guided or unguided electromagnetic energy.

“serious computer offence” means:

(a) an offence against section 308C, 308D or 308E, or

(b) conduct in another jurisdiction that is an offence in that jurisdiction and that would constitute an offence against section 308C, 308D or 308E if the conduct occurred in this jurisdiction.

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