Communications Regulation Act 2002

24C

F54 [ Offence to make false disclosure.

24C. F55 [ (1) ] A person who makes a disclosure of information about the conduct of F56 [ an undertaking, an associate of an undertaking, an association of undertakings or a postal service provider ] , knowing the information to be false or misleading commits an offence and is liable

( a ) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding 50,000, or

( b ) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding 5,000. ]

F55 [ (2) Subsection (1) does not apply where the disclosure is a protected disclosure within the meaning of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. ]

Annotations

Amendments:

F54

Inserted (15.05.2007) by Communications Regulation (Amendment) Act 2007 (22/2007), s. 7, S.I. No. 224 of 2007.

F55

Inserted (15.07.2014) by Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (14/2014), s. 24(1) and sch. 4 part 1, item 5, S.I. No. 327 of 2014.

F56

Substituted (2.08.2011) by Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011 (21/2011), s. 45(3), commenced on enactment.