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Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 No 133
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 10:09)
Part 8 Section 62
62   Corrupt disclosure and use of personal information by public sector officials
(1)  A public sector official must not, otherwise than in connection with the lawful exercise of his or her official functions, intentionally disclose or use any personal information about another person to which the official has or had access in the exercise of his or her official functions.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both.
(2)  A person must not induce or attempt to induce a public sector official (by way of a bribe or other similar corrupt conduct) to disclose any personal information about another person to which the official has or had access in the exercise of his or her official functions.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both.
(3)  Subsection (1) does not prohibit a public sector official from disclosing any personal information about another person if the disclosure is made in accordance with the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994.
(4)  In this section, a reference to a public sector official includes a reference to a person who was formerly a public sector official.