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TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) (NEW SOUTH WALES) ACT 1987 - SECT 19A

Exchange of information between inspecting officer and Commonwealth Ombudsman

19A Exchange of information between inspecting officer and Commonwealth Ombudsman

(1) An inspecting officer may enter into an arrangement (an
"information sharing arrangement" ) with the Commonwealth Ombudsman for the purpose of sharing or exchanging information held by the inspecting officer and the Commonwealth Ombudsman.
(2) The information to which an information sharing arrangement may relate is limited to the following:
(a) information concerning eligible authorities,
(b) any other information relevant to the exercise of the respective functions of the inspecting officer and Commonwealth Ombudsman under this Act and the Commonwealth Act.
(3) Under an information sharing arrangement, the inspecting officer and the Commonwealth Ombudsman are, despite any other Act or other law of the State, authorised:
(a) to request and receive information held by the other party to the arrangement, and
(b) to disclose information to the other party,
but only to the extent that the information is reasonably necessary to assist in the exercise of functions of the inspecting officer under this Act or the functions of the Commonwealth Ombudsman under the Commonwealth Act.
(4) This section does not limit the operation of any Act under which the inspecting officer or the Commonwealth Ombudsman is authorised or required to disclose information to another person or body.
(5) In this section:

"Commonwealth Ombudsman" means the Commonwealth Ombudsman appointed under the Ombudsman Act 1976 of the Commonwealth.



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