Residential Tenancies Act 2004

Disclosure of information.


172.—(1) Save as otherwise provided by law and subject to subsection (3), a person shall not, other than with the consent of the Board, disclose confidential information obtained by him or her while performing (or as a result of having performed) functions as—

( a) a member of the Board,

( b) a member of the staff of the Board,

( c) a member of a committee of the Board,

( d) an adviser or consultant to the Board engaged under section 166 .

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

(3) Nothing in subsection (1) shall prohibit the disclosure of information by means of a report made to the Board or made by, or on behalf of, the Board to the Minister.

(4) In this section “confidential information” includes—

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

( b) proposals of a commercial nature or tenders submitted to the Board by contractors, consultants or any other person,

( c) information the disclosure of which is prohibited by virtue of section 128(4) .

(5) A member of the Board or of a committee of the Board, if convicted of an offence under subsection (2) shall, on such conviction, cease to be and be disqualified from being such a member.