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Interception of Communications Act

No. 6/2007

facility and which gives technical directions to service providers so as to ensure
compliance with the provisions of this Act;
“Authority” means the Postal and Telecommunications Authority established by section 3
of the Postal and Telecommunications Act [Chapter 12:05] (No. 4 of 2000);
“authorised person” means a person referred to in section 5;
“call” means any connection, fixed or temporary, capable of transferring information
between two or more users of a telecommunications system;
“call-related information” includes switching, dialling or signalling information that
identifies the origin, destination, termination, duration and equipment identification of
each communication generated or received by a customer or user of any equipment,
facility or service provided by a service provider and, where applicable, the location of
the user within the telecommunications system;
“customer” means—
(a) any person, body or organisation which has entered into a contract with the service
provider for the provision of a telecommunication service to that person, body or
organisation; or
(b) any person to whom or any body or organisation to which a service provider
provides a pre-paid telecommunication service;
“detention order”, means an order to detain a postal article issued in terms of section 14;
“identity document” has the meaning given to that term by section 32(1) of the Public
Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17] (No. 1 of 2002);
“intercept”, in relation to any communication which is sent—
(a) by means of a telecommunication system or radiocommunication system, means to
listen to, record, or copy, whether in whole or in part;
(b) by post, means to read or copy the contents, whether in whole or part;
“interception interface” means the physical location within the service provider’s
telecommunications facilities where access to the intercepted communication or callrelated information is provided;
"interception subject" or "target" means the person whose communications are to be or are
being intercepted;
“key” means a numeric code or other means by which information is encrypted;
“Minister” means the Minister of Transport and Communications or any other Minister to
whom the President may from time to time assign the administration of this Act;
“monitoring centre” means a central monitoring apparatus designated to be the monitoring
facility through which all the intercepted communications and call-related information
of a particular interception target are forwarded to an authorised person;
“national security of Zimbabwe” includes matters relating to the existence, independence
and safety of the State;
“organised criminal group” means a structured group of three or more persons, existing for
a period of time and acting in concert with the aim of committing one or more serious

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