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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 85

Information Commissioner investigations--protection from liability

             (1)  This section applies if a person does any of the following in good faith for the purposes of an investigation:

                     (a)  gives information;

                     (b)  produces a document;

                     (c)  answers a question.

             (2)  If this section applies, then:

                     (a)  civil proceedings do not lie against a person because the person does any of the matters mentioned in paragraphs (1)(a) to (c); and

                     (b)  the person is not liable for a penalty under a provision of any law because the person does any of those matters.

             (3)  This section applies whether or not the person is required to do a thing mentioned in subsection (1) in accordance with this Division.



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