70 Precautions

(1) This section applies if—

(a) an access application is made to an agency or Minister for a document containing personal information of a person (the first person); and

(b) disclosure of the information would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest under section 49, or the information would be exempt information, if the application were made by a person other than the first person or the first person's agent.

(2) The agency or Minister must ensure, by the adoption of appropriate procedures, that any information intended for the applicant is received—

(a) if the application is made by the applicant's agent—only by the applicant or the agent; or

(b) in any other case—only by the applicant.