4 Act not intended to prevent other accessing or amendment of personal information

(1) This Act is not intended to prevent or discourage the giving of access to, or allowing the amendment of, documents otherwise than under this Act if the giving of access or the allowing of amendment can properly be done or is permitted or required to be done by law.

(2) To remove any doubt, it is declared that subsection (1) applies to—

(a) the giving of access to, or allowing the amendment of, documents that are not documents for chapter 3 or documents to which the privacy principles do not apply; or

(b) the giving of access to, or allowing the amendment of, documents by—

(i) an entity that is not an entity for chapter 3; or

(ii) an entity to which the privacy principles do not apply; or

(iii) an entity to which the privacy principles do not apply in relation to a particular function.