101 Further provisions relating to results of information matching programme

(1)

Notwithstanding anything in section 100, where—

(a)

a specified agency derives or receives information produced by an authorised information matching programme; and

(b)

as a result of deriving or receiving that information, the agency becomes aware of a discrepancy,—

that agency shall destroy that information not later than the expiration of the period of 60 working days after the agency becomes aware of that discrepancy unless, before the expiration of that period, the agency has considered that information and made a decision to take adverse action against any individual on the basis of that discrepancy.

(2)

Any adverse action commenced by a specified agency in accordance with subsection (1) shall be commenced not later than 12 months from the date on which the information was derived or received by the agency.

(3)

Where a specified agency decides not to take adverse action against any individual on the basis of information produced by an authorised information matching programme, the agency shall as soon as practicable destroy the information.

(4)

When information produced by an authorised information matching programme is no longer needed by a specified agency for the purposes of taking any adverse action against any individual, the agency shall as soon as practicable destroy the information.

(5)

Nothing in this section applies in relation to the Inland Revenue Department.

Compare: 1991 No 126 s 16; Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990 s 10(2), (3) (Aust)