Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013

49 Exemption from section 46(1) or 48


The Director may, by written notice, exempt a network operator or a class of network operators from any of the requirements in section 46(1) or 48 if the Director is satisfied that the matter to which the exemption relates will not give rise to a network security risk.


The exemption may be granted for any period specified by the Director and on any terms and conditions that the Director thinks fit.


The Director may by written notice vary or revoke an exemption granted under this section.


The Director may give a notice under this section relating to a network operator directly to the network operator concerned.


A notice under this section that relates to a class of network operators—


must be published on an Internet site operated by the Government Communications Security Bureau; and


is not a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and does not have to be presented to the House of Representatives under section 41 of that Act.