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Financial Administration Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-11)

Act current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2023-11-10. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Management or protection of computer systems

  •  (1) The appropriate Minister, any public servant employed in a department, any employee of a Crown corporation or any person acting on behalf of a department or Crown corporation who performs duties relating to the management or protection of computer systems of the department or the Crown corporation may take reasonable measures for such purposes, including the interception of private communications in circumstances specified in paragraph 184(2)(e) of the Criminal Code.

  • Marginal note:Privacy protection

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), with respect to an interception referred to in subsection (1), the appropriate Minister shall take reasonable measures to ensure that only data that is essential to identify, isolate or prevent harm to the computer system will be used or retained.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (3) Nothing in this section affects any other lawful authority to intercept, use, retain, access or disclose a private communication.

  • Marginal note:Definition of computer system

    (4) For the purposes of this section, computer system means a device that, or a group of interconnected or related devices one or more of which,

    • (a) contains computer programs or other data; and

    • (b) pursuant to computer programs,

      • (i) performs logic and control, and

      • (ii) may perform any other function.

  • 2004, c. 12, s. 20

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