—(1) No person shall disclose any particulars or information obtained under section 5 or 6 in a form that may identify any person without the prior consent in writing of the person that may be identified by such disclosure.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Chief Statistician or the director of a research and statistics unit, as the case may be, may disclose particulars or information obtained under section 5 or 6 —
as statistics which do not identify any person;
as anonymised microdata to —
any public agency; or
any other person within a class specified in the Third Schedule;
for the purposes of any proceedings for an offence under this Act or any report of those proceedings;
that are of a general nature relating to the products or services provided by, the number of employees in or the addresses of, an establishment; or
that are already available in the public domain.
(3) The Chief Statistician or the director of a research and statistics unit may, in respect of any particulars or information disclosed to any person under subsection (2), impose conditions as to the use of such particulars or information by notice in writing to that person.
(4) If any person discloses any returns or any particulars or information contrary to this section, or fails to comply with any conditions imposed on him under subsection (3), he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.