Workplace Relations Act 2015

73.

Prohibition on unauthorised disclosure of confidential information

73. (1) A relevant person shall not disclose confidential information obtained by him or her while performing functions under this Act unless he or she is required by law, or duly authorised by the Commission, to so do.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not operate to prevent the disclosure of information—

(a) in a report to the Board or the Director General,

(b) by or on behalf of the Board or the Commission to a Minister of the Government,

(c) in a report referred to in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 26 of the Act of 1990 or a notice referred to in paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of that section.

(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.

(4) In this section—

“confidential information” includes information that is expressed by the Commission to be confidential either as regards particular information or as regards information of a particular class or description;

“relevant person” means—

(a) the Director General,

(b) a member of the Board,

(c) a member of the staff of the Commission,

(d) an adviser or consultant to the Commission or a member of the staff of such adviser or consultant, or

(e) any other person engaged under a contract for services by the Commission or a member of the staff of such person.