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Unauthorised access to, use of or disclosure of police information by members or former members of Victoria Police personnel—summary offence

    (1)     A member or former member of Victoria Police personnel must not, without reasonable excuse, access, use or disclose any police information if it is the duty of the member or former member not to access, make use of or disclose the information.

Penalty:     240 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

    (2)     Without limiting what may be a reasonable excuse, it is a reasonable excuse if the member or former member took reasonable steps not to access, use or disclose the police information.


See also section 72 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 , which deals with the evidential burden of proof.

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