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The Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987


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Prohibition of wrongful disclosure of information

61.  Any person who, being or having been—

(a)a member of, or of a committee of, an adoption agency, or

(b)employed by, or by a committee of, an adoption agency,

publishes or communicates whether directly or indirectly, otherwise than in the ordinary course of duty, to any person without lawful authority any information obtained in the course of his membership or employment relating to the adoption or intended or proposed adoption of any child shall (without prejudice to any right of any such body to dismiss on the ground of misconduct such a person who makes such publication or communication while in their employment) be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

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