165 Third party proceedings

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

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

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

(2) In this section—

RTI document means a document received, or created, by the commissioner or a member of the staff of the OIC in performing functions under this Act.

RTI information means information that the commissioner or a member of the staff of the OIC obtained in 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 a member of the staff of the OIC arising out of the performance of functions under this Act.