FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

PART VIIB - INVESTIGATIONS AND COMPLAINTS  

Division 2 - Information Commissioner investigations  

Subdivision D - Investigation procedure  

SECTION 85   Information Commissioner investigations - protection from liability  

85(1)  
This section applies if a person does any of the following in good faith for the purposes of an investigation:


(a) gives information;


(b) produces a document;


(c) answers a question.

85(2)  
If this section applies, then:


(a) civil proceedings do not lie against a person because the person does any of the matters mentioned in paragraphs (1)(a) to (c); and


(b) the person is not liable for a penalty under a provision of any law because the person does any of those matters.

85(3)  
This section applies whether or not the person is required to do a thing mentioned in subsection (1) in accordance with this Division.




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