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Confidentiality relating to commission reviews

87 Confidentiality relating to commission reviews

(1) This section applies to a person who—
(a) is or has been a commission official; and
(b) in that capacity acquired protected information or has or had access to, or custody of, a document containing protected information.
(2) The person must not—
(a) make a record of protected information; or
(b) whether directly or indirectly, divulge or communicate protected information; or
(c) use protected information to benefit any person.
Maximum penalty—200 penalty units or 1 year’s imprisonment.
(3) However, subsection (2) does not apply if the record is made, or the information is divulged, communicated or used—
(a) to the extent necessary to perform the person’s functions under or relating to this Act; or
(b) with the consent of the entity to which the information relates; or
(c) as required or permitted by law.
(4) In this section—

"protected information" means information not publicly available obtained for a commission review.

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