Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013

Subpart 3—Secret-level government-sponsored security clearance

75 Network operator must nominate employee to apply for clearance

(1)

A network operator must, within 10 working days after being required to do so under subsection (2), (3), or (4),—

(a)

nominate a suitable employee to apply for a secret-level government-sponsored security clearance (a clearance); and

(b)

notify the employee of the nomination; and

(c)

give written notice of the name and contact details of that employee to the Registrar.

(2)

A designated officer may, by written notice served on a network operator, require the operator to comply with subsection (1) unless section 13 applies.

(3)

If a network operator is notified that an application under section 76 has been declined or that an application has not been made within the time referred to in section 76(2), the network operator must comply again with subsection (1) (to nominate another employee).

(4)

If a network operator is notified that its employee’s clearance has expired or been revoked for any reason, the network operator must comply again with subsection (1) (to re-nominate the same employee (unless his or her clearance was revoked) or to nominate another employee).