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Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (Act No. 68 of 2008)

Chapter 6 : Enforcement of Act

Part C : Offences and penalties

107. Breach of confidence



1) It is an offence to disclose any personal or confidential information concerning the affairs of any person obtained—
a) in carrying out any function in terms of this Act; or
b) as a result of initiating a complaint or participating in any proceedings in terms of this Act.


2) Subsection (1) does not apply to information disclosed—
a) for the purpose of the proper administration or enforcement of this Act;
b) for the purpose of the administration of justice; or
c) at the request of an inspector, regulatory authority or Tribunal member entitled to receive the information.