Taxi Regulation Act 2003

Prohibition on unauthorised disclosure of information.

21.—(1) Save as otherwise provided by law, a person shall not disclose confidential information obtained by him or her while performing duties as a Commissioner, member of the staff of, or an adviser or consultant to, or as an authorised person (within the meaning of Part 3) of, or as an agent of the Commission, unless he or she is duly authorised by the Commission to do so.

(2) In this section, “confidential information” includes information that is expressed by the Commission to be confidential either as regards particular information or as regards information of a particular class or description.

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

(4) Nothing in subsection (1) shall prevent the disclosure of information in a report made to the Commission or by or on behalf of the Commission to the Minister.

(5) Proceedings for an offence under subsection (3) may be brought and prosecuted summarily by the Commission.

(6) The Third Schedule to the Freedom of Information Act 1997 is amended by inserting in Part I at the end thereof:

(a) in the second column of “Taxi Regulation Act 2003”, and

(b) in the third column of “ section 21 (1)”.