Prisons Act 2007

9.

Prohibition of unauthorised disclosure of information.

9.— (1) A prisoner custody officer shall not disclose information relating to a prisoner which is obtained by him or her in the course of his or her employment as a prisoner custody officer unless he or she—

( a) is authorised by the Minister to so do, or

( b) does so for the purposes of performing his or her functions as a prisoner custody officer.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €3,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.