Section 478.2 Criminal Code Act | Unauthorised Impairment of Data on Computer Disk


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Section 478.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Unauthorised Impairment of Data on Computer Disk and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

478.2 Unauthorised impairment of data held on a computer disk etc.

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

(a) the person causes any unauthorised impairment of the reliability, security or operation of data held on:

(i) a computer disk; or

(ii) a credit card; or

(iii) another device used to store data by electronic means; and

(b) the person intends to cause the impairment; and

(c) the person knows that the impairment is unauthorised; and

(d) the computer disk, credit card or other device is owned or leased by a Commonwealth entity.

Penalty: 2 years imprisonment.

(2) Absolute liability applies to paragraph (1)(d).

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