Article 80(1)(a) empowers the
DFSAto enter business premises of a Personduring the course of an investigation for the purpose of inspecting and copying information or documents. This power will be exercised when the DFSAconsiders that such Personis or may be able to provide information or documents that are or may be relevant to an investigation.
DFSAwill generally not provide prior notice of an inspection in circumstances where the provision of prior notice may prejudice the investigation.
When exercising its power to enter business premises under Article 80(1)(a), the
DFSAmay:17(a) require any appropriate Personto:(i) make available any relevant information stored at the business premises for inspection or copying; or(ii) convert any relevant information into a physical form capable of being copied; and(b) use the facilities of the occupier of the business premises, free of charge, to make copies.
17 Article 80(2).