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Section 474.7 Criminal Code Act 1995
Modification of Telecommunications Device Identifier

Section 474.7 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Modification of Telecommunications Device Identifier and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

474.7 Modification etc. of a telecommunications device identifier

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if the person:

(a) modifies a telecommunications device identifier; or

(b) interferes with the operation of a telecommunications device identifier.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

(2) A person is not criminally responsible for an offence against subsection (1) if the person is:

(a) the manufacturer of the mobile telecommunications device in which the telecommunications device identifier is installed; or

(b) an employee or agent of the manufacturer who is acting on behalf of the manufacturer; or

(c) acting with the consent of the manufacturer.

Note:     A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in this subsection, see subsection 13.3(3).

(3) A person is not criminally responsible for an offence against subsection (1) if:

(a) the person is, at the time of the offence, a law enforcement officer, or an intelligence or security officer, acting in the course of his or her duties; and

(b) the conduct of the person is reasonable in the circumstances for the purpose of performing that duty.

Note 1:     A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in this subsection, see subsection 13.3(3).

Note 2:    This subsection merely creates a defence to an offence against subsection (1) and does not operate to authorise any conduct that requires a warrant under some other law.

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