(1) Every person commits an offence who knowingly, and without lawful authority or reasonable excuse,—
(2) Paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection (1)—
(b) apply to the copying of information recorded in an electronic passport database whether it is achieved directly from the database, by means of another device, by the interception or copying of an electronic message, or from any form of electronic storage.
(3) In subsection (1), passport database means a file, register, or device in or on which information is or is to be recorded by officers for the purposes of this Act.
(4) Every person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years, a fine not exceeding $250,000, or both.
Section 30: substituted, on 18 June 2002, by section 9 of the Passports Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 24).