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(1)Except as permitted by subsection (3), no information mentioned in subsection (2) may be disclosed.
(2)The information is information—
(a)contained in a conduct complaint, services complaint or handling complaint;
(b)which is given to or obtained by the Commission or any person acting on its behalf in the course of, or for the purposes of—
(i)any consideration of such a complaint;
(ii)an investigation (including any report of such an investigation) into a services complaint or a handling complaint.
(3)Such information may be disclosed—
(a)for the purpose of enabling or assisting the Commission to exercise any of its functions;
(b)where the disclosure is required by or by virtue of any provision made by or under this Act or by any other enactment or other rule of law.
(4)Any person who, in contravention of subsection (1), knowingly discloses any information obtained when employed by, or acting on behalf of, the Commission is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.
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