Section 26 in The Credit Information Companies (Regulation) Act, 2005.
Title: Application of fines
A court imposing any fine under this Act may direct that the whole or any part thereof shall be applied in or towards payment of the costs of the proceedings, or for such purposes as may be directed by the court.
Title: Power of Reserve Bank to specify maximum amount of fees
The Reserve Bank may, specify, by regulations the maximum amount of fees leviable under sub-section (3) of section 14 for providing information to the specified users and for admissions of credit institutions or credit information companies as a member of a credit information company.
Title: Disclosure of information before any court or tribunal or authority
No chairperson, director, member, auditor, adviser, officer or other employee or agent employed in the business of a credit information company or in the business of a specified user shall, except for the purposes of this Act or when required to do so by any other law in force or court or tribunal or authority, disclose any information to any person.
Title: Obligations as to fidelity and secrecy
(1) Every credit information company shall observe, except as otherwise required by law, the practices and usages customary among credit information companies and it shall not divulge any information relating to, or to the affairs of, its members or specified users.
(2) Every chairperson, director, member, auditor, adviser, officer or other employee of a credit information company shall, before entering upon his duties, make a declaration of fidelity and secrecy in the form, as may be prescribed in this regard.
Explanation.--For the purposes of this section and section 30, the terms "practices and usages customary" means such practices and usages which, are generally followed by credit information companies or may develop in due course in relation to their functions, in pursuance of the provisions of this Act, rules and regulations made and directions issued thereunder from time to time in pursuance thereof.
Title: Protection of action taken in good faith
(1) No suit or other legal proceedings or prosecution shall lie against the Reserve Bank or the Central Government or credit information company or credit institution, or their chairperson, director, member, auditor, adviser, officer or other employee, or agent or any person authorised by the Reserve Bank or the Central Government or credit information company or credit institution to discharge any function under this Act, for any loss or damage caused or as is likely to be caused by anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done, in pursuance of this Act or any other law for the time being in force.
(2) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall affect the right of any person to claim damages against a credit information company, a credit institution or their chairperson, director, member, auditor, adviser, officer or other employee or agents, as the case may be, in respect of loss caused to him on account of any such disclosure made by anyone of them and which is unauthorised or fraudulent or contrary to provisions of this Act, or practices or usages customary among them.