Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015

Proceedings may be brought in District Court

11 Who may bring proceedings


Any of the following may apply to the District Court for an order under section 18 or 19:


an individual (the affected individual) who alleges that he or she has suffered or will suffer harm as a result of a digital communication:


a parent or guardian on behalf of the affected individual:


the professional leader of a registered school or his or her delegate, if the affected individual is a student of that school and consents to the professional leader or delegate bringing the proceedings:


the Police, if the digital communication constitutes a threat to the safety of an individual.


The chief coroner may apply for an order under section 18 or 19(1)(a) or (b) or (2)(a) in respect of a digital communication that contravenes a provision of the Coroners Act 2006.

Section 11(1): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).