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Section 154H Crimes Act 1900
Making Using Interfering with Unique Identifiers

Section 154H of the Crimes Act is the offence of Making Using Interfering with Unique Identifiers and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 154H of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Making Using Interfering with Unique Identifiers’ and reads as follows:

154H Making, using and interfering with unique identifiers

(1) A person who:
(a) dishonestly interferes with, or copies, a unique identifier, or
(b) possesses a motor vehicle or vessel, or a part of a motor vehicle or vessel, with the intention of dishonestly interfering with, or copying, a unique identifier, or
(c) dishonestly makes a unique identifier, or a purported unique identifier, or
(d) knowingly induces another person to accept any information attached to a motor vehicle, vessel or a part of a motor vehicle or vessel as a genuine unique identifier for the motor vehicle, vessel or part, when the information is not in fact a genuine unique identifier for that motor vehicle, vessel or part,
is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 7 years.

(2) For the purposes of this section, information is “attached” to a motor vehicle, vessel or a part of a motor vehicle or vessel if it is:
(a) marked on or attached to the motor vehicle, vessel or part, or
(b) marked on a thing attached to the motor vehicle, vessel or part, or
(c) stored in electronic form in a part of the motor vehicle or vessel.

(3) In proceedings for an offence against this section, if it is necessary to allege a person knowingly induced another person to accept information attached to a motor vehicle, vessel or a part of a motor vehicle or vessel as a genuine unique identifier for the motor vehicle, vessel or part, it is not necessary to allege that the accused knowingly induced a particular person to accept the information as a genuine unique identifier.

(4) In this section, a reference to inducing a person to accept information attached to a motor vehicle, vessel or a part of a motor vehicle or vessel as a genuine unique identifier includes a reference to causing a computer to respond to the information attached to the motor vehicle, vessel or part as if it were a genuine unique identifier.

(5) In this section:”information” includes numbers, letters or symbols.

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You can be charged with making, using or interfering with unique identifiers. These charges are taken seriously by the police and the courts and have the potential to result in onerous penalties, including gaol.

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