55 Certain personal information excluded

Nothing in principle 6 or principle 7 applies in respect of—

(a)

personal information in the course of transmission by post, telegram, cable, telex, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, or other similar means of communication; or

(b)

evidence given or submissions made to—

(i)

a Royal Commission; or

(ii)

a commission of inquiry appointed by Order in Council under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908; or

(iii)

an inquiry to which section 6 of the Inquiries Act 2013 applies,—

at any time before the report of the Royal Commission, commission of inquiry, or inquiry, as the case may be, has been published or, in the case of evidence given or submissions made in the course of a public hearing, at any time before the report has been presented to the Governor-General or appointing Minister, as the case may be; or

(c)

evidence given or submissions made to a commission of inquiry or board of inquiry or court of inquiry or committee of inquiry appointed, pursuant to, and not by, any provision of an Act, to inquire into a specified matter; or

(d)

information contained in any correspondence or communication that has taken place between the office of the Ombudsmen and any agency and that relates to any investigation conducted by an Ombudsman under the Ombudsmen Act 1975 or the Official Information Act 1982 or the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, other than information that came into existence before the commencement of that investigation; or

(e)

information contained in any correspondence or communication that has taken place between the office of the Commissioner and any agency and that relates to any investigation conducted by the Commissioner under this Act, other than information that came into existence before the commencement of that investigation.

Section 55(b): replaced, on 27 August 2013, by section 39 of the Inquiries Act 2013 (2013 No 60).