Production of Information
Article 80(1)(b) empowers the
DFSAto require a Personto give, or procure the giving of, information. The DFSAconsiders that the term "information" should be interpreted broadly, in accordance with its ordinary meaning.
Information may include, for example, the following:(a) knowledge communicated or received concerning a particular matter, fact or circumstance;(b) knowledge gained through work, commerce, study, communication, research or instruction;(c) data obtained as output from a computer by means of processing input data with a program or any data at any stage of processing including input, output, storage or transmission data;(d) an explanation or statement about a matter;(e) the identification of a
Person, matter or thing; and(f) the provision of a response to a question.
DFSAwill allow a reasonable period for compliance with the requirement to give information. The reasonableness of the requirement will depend upon the circumstances of each case. The DFSAmay, in some circumstances, require the giving of information straightaway where the giving of prior notice may prejudice the investigation.