Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003

Amendment of Second Schedule (the Data Protection Commissioner) to Principal Act.

20.—The Second Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph 9:

“10. (1) A person who holds or held the office of Commissioner or who is or was a member of the staff of the Commissioner shall not disclose to a person other than the Commissioner or such a member any information that is obtained by him or her in his capacity as Commissioner or as such a member that could reasonably be regarded as confidential without the consent of the person to whom it relates.

(2) A person who contravenes subparagraph (1) of this paragraph shall be guilty of an offence.”.