636. Electronic documents etc and production of computer records etc.

References to documents includes anything in respect of which information of any description is recorded, and any reference to a copy of a document includes anything onto which information recorded in the document has been copied, by whatever means and whether directly or indirectly1. An authorised person2 may, at any reasonable time, obtain access to, and inspect and check the operation of, any computer and any associated apparatus or material which is or has been used in connection with a relevant document3. Such a person may also require:


    (1)     the person by or on whose behalf the computer is