RIGHT TO PRIVACY VIS-A-VIS RIGHT TO INFORMATION: A QUINTESSENTIAL ANALYSIS
By Sanyam Jain
Right to information can be said to be in very essence of a democratic setup as it empowers an individual access to information which has been kept by the authorities. It provides a certain element of transparency as the authorities can be made accountable for their functions. Right to Privacy means that an individual’s personal data belongs to that one person only, no other person or authority should access that information without the consent of the concerned individual. Privacy empowers a person with an aspect of control on his life. When there is a conflict between these two rights, there is no yardstick to decide which right will supersede the other. These two rights often overlap each other as legislature is not able to segregate the two from one another. Various judgments from the past and the present are our sole medium to analyse these rights comprehensively.
Right to privacy, right to information, K.S. Puttaswamy, public interest.
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