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49 U.S. Code § 32708 - Confidentiality of information

(a) General.—Information obtained by the Secretary of Transportation under this chapter related to a confidential matter referred to in section 1905 of title 18 may be disclosed only—
to another officer or employee of the United States Government for use in carrying out this chapter; or
in a proceeding under this chapter.
(b) Withholding Information From Congress.—
This section does not authorize information to be withheld from a committee of Congress authorized to have the information.

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Oct. 20, 1972, Pub. L. 92–513, 86 Stat. 947, § 414(d); added July 14, 1976, Pub. L. 94–364, § 408(2), 90 Stat. 987.

In subsection (a), before clause (1), the words “reported to or otherwise” and “or his representative” are omitted as surplus. The words “related to a confidential matter referred to” are substituted for “contains or relates to a trade secret or other matter referred to” to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “shall be considered confidential for the purpose of that section” are omitted as surplus.

In subsection (b), the words “a committee of Congress authorized to have the information” are substituted for “the duly authorized committees of the Congress” for clarity.