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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Paragraph 2: Exception for caching

This paragraph sets out the circumstances in which a service provider is not capable of being guilty of an offence under Section 51 in respect of the automatic, intermediate and temporary storing of information.

The circumstances are that the storage of information is solely for the purpose of making more efficient the onward transmission of information to other recipients of the service at their request; that the service provider does not modify the information; complies with any conditions attached to having access to the information; and expeditiously removes the information or disables access to it where it obtains actual knowledge that the information at the initial source of the transmission has been removed from the network, access to the information has been disabled or a court or administrative authority has ordered its removal or disablement.

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