Privacy, Information and Public Interest: The Right to Privacy Versus the Public’s Right to Know

This policy paper from The Institute of Communication Studies in Macedonia addresses the issue of establishing balance between public and private interests, primarily in the sphere of the media’s disclosing of information containing personal data. It analyzes the European standards defined in the human rights protection legislation and in the national laws pertaining to the sphere of privacy protection, and assesses the mechanisms guaranteeing the protection of privacy, but do not, in turn, restrict the right to information. The analysis devises conclusions and recommendations for the media, the institutions and also for the public, conducive to fair implementation of the standards of respecting privacy. The research is part of the project Expressing Public Interest: Increasing the Power of the Media and the Citizens in Safeguarding Public Policy in Macedonia.



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CIPM, CIPP/A, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPT
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