Section 46 - Protection Against Libel or Slander Actions
This section provides individuals supplying or producing information for an investigation or inquiry conducted by the Commissioner with the same protection as if the investigation or inquiry were before the court.
Section 46 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Anything said, any information supplied or any record produced by a person during an investigation or inquiry by the commissioner is privileged in the same manner as if the investigation or inquiry were a proceeding in a court.
This section provides persons giving evidence before the Commissioner the same protection against libel or slander actions as they would have were they giving the same evidence in court.
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Last updated: July 25, 2007