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Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000)

Part 2 : Access to Records of Public Bodies

Chapter 4 : Grounds for Refusal of Access to Records

43. Mandatory protection of research information of third party, and protection of research information of public body

 

 

1) The information officer of a public body must refuse a request for access to a record of the body if the record contains information about research being or to be carried out by or on behalf of a third party, the disclosure of which would be likely to expose—
a) the third party;
b) a person that is or will be carrying out the research on behalf of the third party; or
c) the subject matter of the research,

to serious disadvantage.

 

2) The information officer of a public body may refuse a request for access to a record of the body if the record contains information about research being or to be carried out by or on behalf of a public body, the disclosure of which would be likely to expose—
a) the public body;
b) a person that is or will be carrying out the research on behalf of the public body; or
c) the subject matter of the research,

to serious disadvantage.