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On 24/11/2017, you requested the version in force on 01/08/1998 incorporating all amendments published on or before 14/09/2017.
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PART III
MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL
Territorial scope of offences under this Act
8.
—(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the provisions of this Act shall have effect, in relation to any person, whatever his nationality or citizenship, outside as well as within Singapore; and where an offence under this Act is committed by any person in any place outside Singapore, he may be dealt with as if the offence had been committed within Singapore.
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), this Act shall apply if, for the offence in question —
(a)
the accused was in Singapore at the material time; or
(b)
the computer, program or data was in Singapore at the material time.
Jurisdiction of Courts
9.  A District Court or a Magistrate’s Court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine all offences under this Act and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Criminal Procedure Code, shall have power to impose the full penalty or punishment in respect of any offence under this Act.
Order for payment of compensation
10.
—(1)  The court before which a person is convicted of any offence under this Act may make an order against him for the payment by him of a sum to be fixed by the court by way of compensation to any person for any damage caused to his computer, program or data by the offence for which the sentence is passed.
(2)  Any claim by a person for damages sustained by reason of the offence shall be deemed to have been satisfied to the extent of any amount which has been paid to him under an order for compensation, but the order shall not prejudice any right to a civil remedy for the recovery of damages beyond the amount of compensation paid under the order.
(3)  An order of compensation under this section shall be recoverable as a civil debt.
Saving for investigations by police and law enforcement officers
11.  Nothing in this Act shall prohibit a police officer, a person authorised in writing by the Commissioner of Police under section 14(1) or any other duly authorised law enforcement officer from lawfully conducting investigations pursuant to his powers conferred under any written law.
[Act 21/98]
Supplementary provisions on evidence
12.  [Repealed by Act 8/96 wef 08/03/1996 wef 08/03/1996 vide S 87/96]
Proof by document or copy thereof
13.  [Repealed by Act 8/96 wef 08/03/1996 wef 08/03/1996 vide S 87/96]
Power of police officer to access computer and data
14.
—(1)  A police officer or a person authorised in writing by the Commissioner of Police shall —
(a)
be entitled at any time to —
(i)
have access to and inspect and check the operation of any computer to which this section applies;
(ii)
use or cause to be used any such computer to search any data contained in or available to such computer; or
(iii)
have access to any information, code or technology which has the capability of retransforming or unscrambling encrypted data contained or available to such computer into readable and comprehensible format or text for the purpose of investigating any offence under this Act or any other offence which has been disclosed in the course of the lawful exercise of the powers under this section;
(b)
be entitled to require —
(i)
the person by whom or on whose behalf, the police officer or investigation officer has reasonable cause to suspect, any computer to which this section applies is or has been used; or
(ii)
any person having charge of, or otherwise concerned with the operation of, such computer,
to provide him with such reasonable technical and other assistance as he may require for the purposes of paragraph (a); or
(c)
be entitled to require any person in possession of decryption information to grant him access to such decryption information necessary to decrypt data required for the purpose of investigating any such offence.
(2)  This section shall apply to a computer which a police officer or a person authorised in writing by the Commissioner of Police has reasonable cause to suspect is or has been in use in connection with any offence under this Act or any other offence which has been disclosed in the course of the lawful exercise of the powers under this section.
(3)  The powers referred to in paragraphs (a)(ii) and (iii) and (c) of subsection (1) shall not be exercised except with the consent of the Public Prosecutor.
(4)  Any person who obstructs the lawful exercise of the powers under subsection (1)(a) or who fails to comply with a request under subsection (1)(b) or (c) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.
(5)  For the purposes of this section —
“decryption information” means information or technology that enables a person to readily retransform or unscramble encrypted data from its unreadable and incomprehensible format to its plain text version;
“encrypted data” means data which has been transformed or scrambled from its plain text version to an unreadable or incomprehensible format, regardless of the technique utilised for such transformation or scrambling and irrespective of the medium in which such data occur or can be found for the purposes of protecting the content of such data;
“plain text version” means original data before it has been transformed or scrambled to an unreadable or incomprehensible format.
[Act 21/98]
Arrest by police without warrant
15.  Any police officer may arrest without warrant any person reasonably suspected of committing an offence under this Act.