99A Third party proceedings

(1) The commissioner or a member of the commissioner’s staff can not be compelled—

(a) to produce an FOI document in third party legal proceedings; or

(b) to disclose FOI information in third party legal proceedings.

(2) In this section—

FOI document means a document received, or brought into existence, by the commissioner or member in performing functions under this Act.

FOI information means information that the commissioner or member obtained while performing functions under this Act.

third party legal proceedings means a legal proceeding other than—

(a) a legal proceeding started by the commissioner; or

(b) a legal proceeding started against the commissioner or member arising out of the performance of functions under this Act.