Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013

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Purposes and principles

5 Purpose of this Act relating to interception capability

The purpose of this Act in relation to interception capability is to—


ensure that surveillance agencies are able to effectively carry out the lawful interception of telecommunications under an interception warrant or any other lawful interception authority; and


ensure that surveillance agencies, in obtaining assistance for the interception of telecommunications, do not create barriers to the introduction of new or innovative telecommunications technologies; and


ensure that network operators and service providers have the freedom to choose system design features and specifications that are appropriate for their own purposes.