(1) A person to whom
this subsection applies must not, whether directly or indirectly, record,
disclose, or make use of any information obtained in the course of duty except
the course of duty; or
required or allowed by this Act or any other written law; or
the purpose of proceedings for an offence under this Act; or
the written authority of the Minister or the person to whom the information
other prescribed circumstances.
Penalty: $5 000.
(2) The prohibition in
subsection (1) extends to the giving of evidence or the production of a book,
document or record in civil proceedings in a court or tribunal.
(3) Subsection (1)
does not apply to the disclosure of statistical or other information that
could not reasonably be expected to lead to the identification of any person
to whom it relates.
(4) Subsection (1)
applies to a person who is or was —
police officer; or
person employed in the department of the Public Service principally assisting
in the administration of the Police Act 1892 .