Data Protection and Right to Information

Event: Making Access to Information a Meaningful Right: The Freedom of Information Program One Year On

Data Protection and Right to Information

05 December 2017
Author / Speaker: 
Maurice Frankel, Campaign for Freedom of Information, United Kingdom - Other materials by the author

Data protection and right to privacy may sometimes come into conflict, but the degree to which these clash depends on the provisions of the laws governing them. This presentation provides actual examples of the conflict arising from different perceptions of what constitutes disclosing personal information and gives specific conditions under which this exemption is granted. It strikes a balance between an individual’s right to privacy and an organization’s obligation to disclose information.


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