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

Last updated on 22 March 2023