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.