||Title:||WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||44||Heading:||Offence to disclose secret information obtained officially||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) A person commits an offence who, except in the circumstances provided for in subsection (2), discloses or gives to another person any information or document concerning a trade or business secret which has come to his knowledge or into his possession in the course of the exercise or performance of his powers, functions or duties under this Ordinance.
(2) A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) if he discloses or gives any information or document to another person-
(3) Where in any proceedings a court considers that the justice of the case so requires, the court may order the disclosure of any information or the giving of any document referred to in subsection (1).
(a) for the purpose of the exercise or performance of his powers, functions or duties under this Ordinance and proceedings connected therewith;
(b) pursuant to an order of a court under subsection (3);
(c) with the consent in writing of all such persons as appear to him, after reasonable inquiry, to be interested in the confidentiality of the information or document.
(4) A person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable to a fine of $20000 and to imprisonment for 6 months. (Amended 67 of 1990 s. 20)