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SA to bring the cloud to courts

AAP logoAAP 25/07/2016

The cloud is coming to South Australia's courts with moves by the state government to allow more documents to be filed online or electronically.

The legislative changes would allow people to submit papers for hearings in the Magistrates Court on a USB stick or by email or cloud transferring, and enable people to witness their documents online.

Deputy Premier John Rau says the shift will be particularly helpful for those living in rural areas and will make the courts more efficient.

"Technology is changing at an ever-increasing pace and we need to ensure the laws governing how we transfer documents remain contemporary and effective," Mr Rau said in a statement on Monday.

"These changes are designed to eliminate the need for some documents to be delivered in person, delivering efficiencies and reducing unnecessary delays."

The government will take public feedback on the proposed changes until August 19.

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