32. All information with respect to any contributor or beneficiary obtained under retirement and insurance plans entrusted to the administration of the Commission by a person in the service of the Commission is privileged. Except as provided in this act, no such person shall communicate or allow to be communicated to any person not legally entitled thereto any such information or allow any such person to inspect or have access to any writing containing any such information.
Nevertheless, any such information may, upon request in writing to the Commission by the contributor or beneficiary or the legal representative of such person, be communicated, on prescribed conditions, to any person named in the request.
Any such information, except where it refers to the salary and contributions of an employee, may be made available to the Ministère des Affaires sociales whenever it is necessary to do so for the purposes of the administration of the acts for which it is responsible.
Any information respecting payments made by the Commission to an employee may be made available to the Ministère du Revenu where it is necessary to do so for the purposes of the administration of the acts for which it is responsible.
Notwithstanding any other act, no person in the employ of the Commission or of the Gouvernement du Québec shall be required, in any legal proceedings, to give evidence relating to any information that is privileged under the first paragraph, or to produce any writing containing such information.
The first and fifth paragraphs do not apply in respect of proceedings relating to the administration of this act.
1977, c. 21, s. 8; 1977, c. 5, s. 14.