Adoption Act 2010


Prohibition against unauthorised disclosure of confidential information.

119.— (1) In this section “confidential information” means—

( a) information that is expressed by the Authority to be confidential either as regards particular information or as regards information of a particular class or description, or

( b) proposals of a commercial nature or tenders submitted to the Authority by any person.

(2) Except in the circumstances specified in subsection (3) , a person shall not disclose confidential information obtained while performing functions as—

( a) a member of the Authority or a committee of the Authority,

( b) the chief executive officer or any other employee of the Authority,

( c) a person engaged by the Authority as an adviser, or

( d) an employee of a person referred to in paragraph (c) .

(3) A person does not contravene subsection (2) by disclosing confidential information if the disclosure—

( a) is made to or authorised by the Authority,

( b) is made to the Minister by or on behalf of the Authority or in compliance with this Act, or

( c) is required by law.