Transmission of information of change of a person’s place of residence to Government departments, statutory authorities and public officers
8A.
—(1)  Where —
(a)
any person is required by any written law to inform any Government department, statutory authority or public officer of any change of his place of residence; and
(b)
it is provided by such written law that that person shall be deemed to have complied with the requirement thereunder to inform the Government department, statutory authority or public officer of any change of his place of residence if he makes a report of the change under section 8(1),
the Commissioner shall, upon that person making a report of a change of his place of residence under section 8, transmit to the Government department, statutory authority or public officer information of the change of that person’s place of residence as reported by him.
(2)  Where the Commissioner has transmitted information of a change of a person’s place of residence to any Government department, statutory authority or public officer under subsection (1) —
(a)
neither the Government nor any registration officer nor any authorised person involved in the transmission of the information shall be liable for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of any error or omission of whatever nature appearing in the information transmitted or however caused if such error or omission was made in good faith and in the ordinary course of the discharge of the duties of such registration officer or authorised person; and
(b)
the Government department, statutory authority or public officer to which or to whom the information has been transmitted shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of any error or omission of whatever nature appearing in the information transmitted or however caused by any registration officer or authorised person involved in the transmission of the information.
(3)  For the purpose of this section, “public officer” shall include the holder of any statutory office.