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527 Confidentiality

(1) This section applies to a person—
(a) who is, or has been, the chief executive officer, a member of the authority’s board of directors, an employee of the authority or the employing office, or an authorised person; and
(b) who, in the course of administering this Act or because of opportunity provided by involvement in administering this Act—
(i) acquired confidential information about someone else; or
(ii) gained access to a document containing confidential information about someone else.
(2) The person must not make a record of the information, disclose the information to anyone else or give access to the document containing the information to anyone else, other than—
(a) for a purpose of this Act; or
(b) with the consent of the person to whom the information relates; or
(c) in compliance with lawful process requiring production of documents or giving of evidence before a court or tribunal; or
(d) as expressly permitted or required by another Act.
Maximum penalty—50 penalty units.
(3) In this section—

"confidential information" means information about a person’s affairs, including the person’s criminal history, but does not include—
(a) information that is publicly available; or
(b) statistical or other information that could not reasonably be expected to result in the identification of the person to whom it relates.

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