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Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 48: Privilege for certain publications

The NIPSO is protected from defamation proceedings for statements published in connection with the performance of functions under the Act.  A person aggrieved is protected for publication, in the course of communication with the NIPSO, in connection with an investigation.

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