(1) Subject to sections 32 and 78 and subsection (2), any person who acquires any information by virtue of his performance or assistance in the performance of functions under this Ordinance shall preserve secrecy with regard to such information and without prejudice to the foregoing shall not-
(a) disclose such information to any other person except where such disclosure is necessary to such performance or assistance; or
(b) suffer or permit any other person to have access to such information except where such access is necessary for that other person to perform or assist in the performance of functions under this Ordinance.
(2) Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting disclosure of such information in pursuance of a court order, a rule of law or a requirement made under a rule of law.
(3) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of $20000.