From Project-Syndicate By JOSÉ ANTONIO OCAMPO and KEVIN P. GALLAGHER October 6, 2014 NEW YORK – As...
Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act No. 70
(enacted in 2002)
The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act No. 70 provides for know-your-customer procedures to be conducted by mobile phone operators in order to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in South Africa.
This act is organized as follows:
- Chapter 1 Introductory Provisions;
- Chapter 2 Prohibition of Interception of Communications and Provision of Real-Time or Archived Communication-Related Information and Exceptions;
- Chapter 3 Applications for, and Issuing of, Directions and Entry Warrants;
- Chapter 4 Execution of Directions and Entry Warrants;
- Chapter 5 Interception Capability and Compensation;
- Chapter 6 Interception Centres, Office for Interception Centres and Internet Service Providers Assistance Fund;
- Chapter 7 Duties of Telecommunication Service Provider and Customer;
- Chapter 8 General Prohibitions and Exemptions;
- Chapter 9 Criminal Proceedings, Offences and Penalties; and
- Chapter 10 General Provisions.
Amendments to this act were enacted in 2008 with Act No. 48 which can be found under “Related Amendments.”