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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 80

Information Commissioner investigations--dealings with documents

What the Information Commissioner may do with documents

             (1)  The Information Commissioner may do one or more of the following with respect to any documents produced in accordance with a notice under subsection 79(3):

                     (a)  take possession of the documents;

                     (b)  make copies of the documents;

                     (c)  take extracts from the documents;

                     (d)  hold the documents for a period that is necessary for the purposes of the investigation.

Information Commissioner must permit access by those entitled

             (2)  During an investigation the Information Commissioner must permit a person to inspect a document that the person would be entitled to inspect if the document were not held by the Information Commissioner.

             (3)  The Information Commissioner must permit the person to inspect the document at any reasonable time.



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