What are the principles of Access and Correction?

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Access and correction is generally managed under the provisions of the Information Act. It is important to discriminate freedom of information from information privacy. This principles contains the following which are as follows −

  • If an individual demands an agency having personal information concerning the individual for access to the personal information, the agency should provide the individual with access to the information except to the degree that −

    • It can be providing access would pose a severe threat to the life or health of the person or another person.

    • It can be providing access would prejudice process for the defense of the health or safety of the public.

    • It can be providing access would irrationally interfere with the privacy of another individual.

    • The request for access is confused or distressing.

    • The information links to existing or anticipated legal proceedings between the agency and the individual, and the information would not be applicable by the process of discovery or subpoena in those proceedings.

    • It can be providing access would disclose the intentions of the agency in association to negotiations with the individual in such a way that can prejudice the negotiations.

  • Though, where providing the individual with access to the information would reveal evaluative information created within an agency in association with a commercially sensitive decision making process, the agency can support the individual and description for the commercially sensitive decision rather than access to the decision.

  • If an agency holds personal information about an individual and the individual creates that the information is not precise, complete or up to date, the agency should take rational steps to correct the data so that it is efficient, complete and up to date.

  • The agency should take rational steps to comply with a request to accurate personal information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.

    • If an individual and an agency conflict about whether personal data concerning the individual influence by the agency is accurate, complete or up to date.

    • If the individual demands the organization to relate with the information a declaration to the effect that, in the individual’s opinion, the information is estimated, incomplete or out of date.

  • An agency should provide reasons for refusing to provide access to, or correct, personal information.

  • If an agency charges a charge for providing access to personal information, the fee is not to be extreme.

  • If an individual demands an agency for access to, or to correct, personal information capture by the agency, the agency should inside a reasonable time −

    • It is used to offer access or reasons for refusing access.

    • It can make the improvement or provide reasons for refusing to make it.

    • It can offer reasons for the delay in responding to the request.

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Updated on 09-Mar-2022 07:12:11

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