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PUBLIC SERVICE ACT 2008 - SECT 88M
Confidentiality of information
88M Confidentiality of information
(1) This section applies to a person who—
(a) is, or has been, any of the
(i) the commission chief executive;
(ii) a staff member of the
commission, or any other person, to whom the function of conducting a review
under section 88I is delegated by the commission chief executive; and
that capacity, acquired confidential information under this part.
person must not disclose the confidential information to anyone else.
Maximum penalty—100 penalty units.
(3) Subsection (2)
does not apply to the disclosure of confidential information—
(a) for the
purpose of administering this Act; or
(b) to the extent necessary to perform
the person’s functions under an Act; or
(c) for a proceeding in a court or
(d) with the consent of the person to whom the
confidential information relates; or
(e) if the disclosure is otherwise
required or permitted under another Act or law.
(4) In this section—
"confidential information" —
(a) means personal information; but
not include information in the public domain unless further disclosure of the
information is prohibited by law.
"personal information" means information or an opinion about an individual—
(a) if the individual’s identity is apparent, or can reasonably be
ascertained, from the information or opinion; and
(b) whether or not the
information or opinion—
(i) is true; or
(ii) forms part of a database; or
(iii) is recorded in a material form.
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