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Civil Aviation Act 2012

Disclosing information
Section 59: Disclosing information and Schedule 6: Restrictions on disclosing information

166.Section 59 provides that the CAA is not required to publish or otherwise disclose commercial information and information relating to the private affairs of an individual where they are satisfied such disclosure would cause significant harm. It gives effect to Schedule 6. Schedule 6 imposes a prohibition on the disclosure of information which relates to the affairs of an individual or a particular business and is obtained under or by virtue of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Act, subject to permitted exceptions. Those exceptions include where information is disclosed by the CAA to facilitate carrying out its regulatory functions under Part 1 of the Act or its functions under section 83 or 84 and disclosure for the purposes of law enforcement or criminal proceedings.

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