Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013

48 Network operator must notify Director

(1)

A network operator must notify the Director of any proposed decision, course of action, or change made by or on behalf of the network operator regarding—

(a)

the procurement or acquisition of any equipment, system, or service that falls within an area of specified security interest; or

(b)

any change—

(i)

to the architecture of any equipment, system, or service that falls within an area of specified security interest; or

(ii)

that may affect the ownership, control, oversight, or supervision of any equipment, system, or service that falls within an area of specified security interest.

(2)

The network operator must—

(a)

comply with subsection (1)(a) before any steps are taken, as part of the procurement or acquisition decision-making process, to approach the market (whether by request for quote, tender, or otherwise) or comply with subsection (1)(b) during the development of a business or change proposal; and

(b)

ensure any notice given to the Director in compliance with subsection (1) is given within sufficient time for the Director to consider whether to take action under section 51.