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Justice and Security Act 2013

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Publication of information received in private

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6(1)This paragraph applies to information received by the ISC in private in connection with the exercise of its functions.

(2)The ISC—

(a)may only publish the information by way of a report under section 3, and

(b)must not otherwise disclose the information to any person if the ISC considers that there is a risk that the person will publish it.

(3)The restrictions on publication and disclosure of information in sub-paragraph (2) do not apply if—

(a)the ISC and the Prime Minister are satisfied that publication or disclosure would not be prejudicial to the continued discharge of the functions of the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service, the Government Communications Headquarters or any person carrying out activities falling within section 2(2),

(b)publication or disclosure is necessary for the ISC to comply with any enactment or rule of law, or

(c)the information has on an earlier occasion been disclosed to the public, in circumstances which do not contravene—

(i)sub-paragraph (2), or

(ii)any other enactment or rule of law prohibiting or restricting the disclosure of information.

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