What we do with information we take during a search
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has the power, under its legislation to carry out searches of business premises and private homes, on foot of a search warrant issued by the District Court.
The aim of carrying out a search is to uncover evidence relating to an investigation being carried out by the CCPC. It is possible that, during a search, the CCPC may seize or copy material that may be the subject of privacy or legal professional privilege claims. In order to protect such material, the CCPC has adopted a statement.
This statement outlines the principles applied by the CCPC when using its powers to carry out searches
Statement on Privacy and Legal Professional Privilege Rights