179 Offence to disclose information acquired through search or surveillance


No person who, as a consequence of any thing specified in subsection (2), acquires information about any person may knowingly disclose the substance, meaning, or purport of that information, or any part of that information, otherwise than in the performance of that person’s duties, functions, or powers.


The things referred to in subsection (1) are—


the exercise of a search or surveillance power:


an examination order:


a production order:


the use of a device, technique, or procedure, or the carrying out of an activity specified in a declaratory order.


Every person who acts in contravention of subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—


in the case of an individual, to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months:


in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $100,000.