199B Further provisions relating to automatic suppression

(1)

The court may order a person who hosts material on a website or other electronic retrieval system that can be accessed by a user to take down, or disable public access to, details of the defendant’s previous convictions on that website or other electronic retrieval system that is under the person’s control.

(2)

Whenever reasonably practicable, the person who hosts the material must be—

(a)

served with the application for an order or notified that the court is considering making an order under subsection (1); and

(b)

given an opportunity to be heard by the court.

(3)

An order made under subsection (1) expires with the expiry of the automatic suppression to which it relates.

Section 199B: inserted, on 26 August 2020, by section 29 of the Contempt of Court Act 2019 (2019 No 44).