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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

Section 61: Duty to secure

178.This section sets out the duty to secure which arises by virtue of section 60. The duty ensures that the person who has possession of the seized property does not, for example, examine or copy it other than with consent of the applicant or in accordance with the directions of the Court. Subsection (3) provides that the duty to secure does not prevent the giving of a notice under section 49 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 requiring the disclosure of material protected by encryption.

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