105B Use or disclosure of personal information disclosed in breach of section 105A


Every person is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who,—


having received personal information (being information that comes into that person’s possession as a result of the commission of an offence against section 105A); and


knowing that the information has been disclosed in contravention of that section,—

uses or discloses that information to obtain, directly or indirectly, an advantage or pecuniary gain for that person or any other person.


It is a defence to a charge under this section if the person charged proves that the person was legally authorised to use or disclose the information.


In this section, the term personal information means any information about an identifiable natural person, including a deceased natural person.

Section 105B: inserted, on 1 July 1993, by section 3(1) of the Crimes Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 33).