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Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act No. 15 of 1973)

17. Preservation of secrecy

 

 

1) No person shall, except for the purposes of carrying out his functions or the performance of his duties under this Act or for the purpose of legal proceedings under this Act or when required to do so by any court or under any law--
a) without the authority in writing of the Director-General, disclose to any other person the contents of any certificate or report on the analysis or examination of a sample in terms of this Act; or
b) disclose to any other person any information acquired by him in the carrying out of his functions or the performance of his duties under this Act and relating to the business or affairs of any other person.

 

2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.