Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act No. 70

South Africa

(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.”