Arts Act 2003

Prohibition of unauthorised disclosure of confidential information.

20.—(1) A person shall not disclose confidential information obtained by him or her while performing functions as—

(a) a member or member of the staff of, or an adviser or consultant to, the Council, or

(b) a member of a committee established under section 21 or 22 ,

unless he or she is duly authorised by the Council to so do.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €3,000.

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

(a) information that is expressed by the Council 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 by contractors, consultants or any other person.