The right to information and privacy: Balancing rights and managing conflicts

1 Jan 2011

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The document provides definitions of the right to information and the right to privacy. It then explores how the two rights can be complementary but also conflictual and what should be done to ensure a balance between the two. The paper then shares case studies from Ireland, Mexico, Slovenia and the United Kingdom that have adopted different models for addressing conflicts arising between the right to access information and the right to privacy.