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Article Comparison - Convention on Cybercrime

Title 5
Real-time collection of computer data

Article 20
Real-time collection of traffic data

1. Each Party shall adopt such legislative and other measures as may be necessary to empower its competent authorities to:

a. collect or record through application of technical means on the territory of that Party, and

b. compel a service provider, within its existing technical capability, to:

i. collect or record through application of technical means on the territory of that Party, or

ii. co-operate and assist the competent authorities in the collection or recording of,

traffic data, in real-time, associated with specified communications in its territory transmitted by means of a computer system.

2. Where a Party, due to the established principles of its domestic legal system, cannot adopt the measures referred to in paragraph 1 (a), it may instead adopt legislative and other measures as may be necessary to ensure the real-time collection or recording of traffic data associated with specified communications in its territory through application of technical means on that territory.

3. Each Party shall adopt such legislative and other measures as may be necessary to oblige a service provider to keep confidential the fact of and any information about the execution of any power provided for in this Article.

4. The powers and procedures referred to in this article shall be subject to Articles 14 and 15.