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Sex Discrimination Act 1975

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61Restriction on disclosure of information

(1)No information given to the Commission by any person (" the informant") in connection with a formal investigation shall be disclosed by the Commission, or by any person who is or has been a Commissioner, additional Commissioner or employee of the Commission, except—

(a)on the order of any court, or

(b)with the informant's consent, or

(c)in the form of a summary or other general statement published by the Commission which does not identify the informant or any other person to whom the information relates, or

(d)in a report of the investigation published by the Commission or made available for inspection under section 60(5), or

(e)to the Commissioners, additional Commissioners or employees of the Commission, or, so far as may be necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, to other persons, or

(f)for the purpose of any civil proceedings under this Act to which the Commission are a party, or any criminal proceedings.

(2)Any person who discloses information in contravention of subsection (1) commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £400.

(3)In preparing any report for publication or for inspection the Commission shall exclude, so far as is consistent with their duties and the object of the report, any matter which relates to the private affairs of any individual or business interests of any person where the publication of that matter might, in the opinion of the Commission, prejudicially affect that individual or person.

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