(815 ILCS 602/5-55)
Administration of this Law.
(a) This Law shall be administered by the Secretary of
(b) It is unlawful for the Secretary of State or any of his
or her officers or employees to use for personal benefit any
information which is filed with or obtained by the Secretary of
State and which is not made public. No provision of this Law
authorizes the Secretary of State or any of the Secretary of
State's officers or employees to disclose any such information
except among themselves or when necessary or appropriate in a
proceeding or investigation under this Law. No provision of this
Law either creates or derogates from any privilege which exists
at common law or otherwise when documentary or other evidence is
sought under a subpoena directed to the Secretary of State or
any of the Secretary of State's officers or employees.
(c) In no case shall the Secretary of State or any of his or her employees
or agents, in the administration of this Law, incur any official or personal
liability by instituting an injunction or other proceeding, by denying,
suspending, or revoking the registration of any business opportunity, by
prohibiting the offer or sale of any business opportunity, or by prohibiting
any person from offering or selling business opportunities.
(Source: P.A. 89-209, eff. 1-1-96; 90-70, eff. 7-8-97.)