Section 209. Breach of a duty of confidentiality

A penalty of a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year shall be applied to any person who reveals information in respect of which he/she has a duty of confidentiality pursuant to statute or regulations, or exploits such information with intent to obtain an illicit gain for himself/herself or for other persons.
The first paragraph applies correspondingly to breach of a duty of confidentiality pursuant to applicable instructions for service or work for a central or local government body.
In the case of a person working or performing a service for a central or local government body, the first and second paragraphs also apply to breach of the duty of confidentiality after conclusion of such service or work.
The same penalty applies for a grossly negligent violation.
Contribution is not penalised.