Commentary

A7.108 Protected disclosures

Administration and compliance

A7.108 Protected disclosures

A7.108 Protected disclosures

For the duty to report to be effective, the informant obviously needs to be protected against legal claims for breach of confidence or other breaches of contractual obligations. The legislation accordingly provides that a disclosure is not to be taken to breach any restriction on the disclosure of information (however imposed) if:

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    (a)     the information or other matter disclosed came to the discloser in the course of his trade, profession, business or employment

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    (b)     the information or other matter causes the discloser to know or suspect (or gives him reasonable grounds for knowing or suspecting) that another person is engaged in money laundering, and

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