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Unauthorised Modification of Data to Cause Impairment

Other (inc. Computer Offences) – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment article page. Everything you need to know about Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment

According to VIC Law for the charge of Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment,

Crimes Act 1958 – SECT 247C
Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment

247C. Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment

A person who-

(a) causes any unauthorised modification of data held in a computer; and

(b) knows that the modification is unauthorised; and

(c) intends by the modification to impair access to, or to impair the reliability, security or operation of, any data held in a computer or is reckless as to any such impairment-

is guilty of an offence and liable to level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum).

The Maximum Penalty – Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment

According to VIC Law for the charge of Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment, 10 years.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment

1. That the accused caused a modification of data held in a computer

2. The modification was unauthorised

3. The accused knew the modification was unauthorised

4. The accused inteded by the modification or was reckless as to the modification either
(i) impairing access to, or
(ii) impairing the reliability, security or operation of, any data held in a computer

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment

1. Factual Dispute
2. Authority
3. Duress

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment

County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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