Privacy and Right to Information - Twin Challenges

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

Privacy and Right to Information - Twin Challenges

05 December 2017
Author / Speaker: 
Robert Paguia, National Privacy Commission - Other materials by the author

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The law on the right to information (RTI) recognizes people’s right to access information held by government bodies. We also have laws on the right to privacy, which acknowledges people’s right to control the collection, access, and use of personal information held by government and private entities. Balancing these two may be challenging for many, but they do complement each other and help keep government accountable and transparent.  

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