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Privacy and the Right to Information Act, 2005

N N Mishra, Lisa S Parker, V L Nimgaonkar, S N Deshpande

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2008.057


Abstract

Privacy is a key component of individual autonomy, and a voluminous literature has established both its practical value in healthcare contexts and its status as a fundamental, but not absolute ethical right. Because the Right to Information Act (2005) permits citizens to gain information under government control, it might be thought to threaten the privacy of patients and research subjects, especially those in government institutions. It is important for clinicians, administrators, information officers, patients, and research subjects to understand that the RTI Act generally does not require or permit disclosure of personal health information to third parties.

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