contents table Logo Lexparency.org lexp
Concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply
Article 15

Article 15 — Professional secrecy

  1. Any commercially sensitive information received, exchanged or transmitted pursuant to Article 14(4) to (8), and Article 18 excluding the results of the assessments referred to in Article 14(3) and (5) shall be confidential and subject to the conditions of professional secrecy laid down in this Article.
  2. The obligation of professional secrecy shall apply to the following persons who receive confidential information in accordance with this Regulation:
    1. persons who work or who have worked for the Commission;
    2. auditors and experts instructed by the Commission;
    3. persons who work or who have worked for the competent authorities and the national regulatory authorities or for other relevant authorities;
    4. auditors and experts instructed by competent authorities and national regulatory authorities or by other relevant authorities.
  3. Without prejudice to cases covered by criminal law, the other provisions of this Regulation or other relevant Union law, confidential information received by the persons referred to in paragraph 2 in the course of their duties may not be divulged to any other person or authority, except in summary or aggregate form such that an individual market participant or market place cannot be identified.
  4. Without prejudice to cases covered by criminal law, the Commission, the competent authorities and the national regulatory authorities, bodies or persons which receive confidential information pursuant to this Regulation may use confidential information only in the performance of their duties and for the exercise of their functions. Other authorities, bodies or persons may use that information for the purpose for which it was provided to them or in the context of administrative or judicial proceedings specifically related to the exercise of their functions.