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17. Protection of identity of persons concerned

The following section is inserted after section 16 but in Part 3 of the Principal Act:

"16A.

(1) The identity of any person concerned shall be protected by a prescribed person or the Commissioner, as the case may be, to whom a report is made or transmitted, as the case may be, or by an other suitable person (within the meaning of section 10C or 10D) to whom a report is transmitted, under this Act, for as long as any investigation triggered by the report is ongoing.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not preclude the disclosure of the identity of any person concerned where the prescribed person, the Commissioner or the suitable person, as the case may be, reasonably considers that such disclosure is necessary for the purposes of this Act or where such disclosure is otherwise authorised or required by law, as the case may be.

(3) Sections 7A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 10E, 16B and 22 shall, with any necessary modifications, apply to the protection of the identity of persons concerned as those provisions appl