Crime Point-in-Time Service Updates

Tuesday 21 September 2021 @ 12.02 p.m.

The Crime Point-in-Time Service has been updated to include the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Act 2021 (Cth) (Act 88 of 2021) and the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2021 (Cth) (Act 98 of 2021).

Act 88 of 2021

This Act to extend for a further three years the declared areas provisions in sections 119.2 and 119.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 that are scheduled to sunset on 7 September 2021.    

Act 98 of 2021

This Act to amends the Crimes Act 1914 and associated legislation to introduce new law enforcement powers to enhance the ability of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to combat online serious crime.

The Act introduces three new powers for the AFP and the ACIC, including:

  • data disruption warrants to enable the AFP and the ACIC to disrupt data by modifying, adding, copying or deleting in order to frustrate the commission of serious offences online;
  • network activity warrants to allow agencies to collect intelligence on serious criminal activity being conducted by criminal networks; and
  • account takeover warrants to provide the AFP and the ACIC with the ability to take control of a person’s online account for the purposes of gathering evidence to further a criminal investigation.

These amendments have been updated in the Point-in-Time Crime Service current to 20 September 2021. (NB: Subscription required).

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