Judicial Council Act 2019


Prohibition on disclosure of confidential information

41. (1) A person shall not, unless he or she is required or permitted by law or duly authorised by the Council to do so, disclose confidential information obtained by him or her while performing functions—

(a) as a member of the Council, the Board or a committee, or

(b) as the Secretary, Registrar or a member of staff of the Council, or as a consultant, adviser or other person who is or was engaged under contract or other arrangement by the Council.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class A fine.

(3) In this section, “confidential information” includes—

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

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


Editorial Notes:


A class A fine means a fine not exceeding €5,000 as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 4(1), S.I. No. 662 of 2010.