Protecting information rights in South Africa: the strategic oversight roles of the South African Human Rights Commission and the Information Regulator

SOURCE: International Data Privacy Law
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Adams, F.Adeleke
KEYWORDS: INFORMATION REGULATOR, INFORMATION RIGHTS, SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (SAHRC)
DEPARTMENT: Research Use and Impact Assessment (RIA), Research Use and Impact Assessment (PRESS), Research Use and Impact Assessment (CC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11156

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Abstract

Over the history of the recognition of information rights in South Africas Constitution, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), established in terms of the Constitution, has been the key custodian of the right to privacy, including personal information, and the right of access to information, along with all other human rights as also set out in the Constitution.