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Therefore, the rights and duties of the fiduciary relationship between a doctor and a prisoner-patient, even a powerful former public official as in this case, should not be negated if other means of serving the public interest in investigating corruption could be pursued. Poor patients who seek care in government hospitals similarly lack resources to go to other institutions that might better protect their interests, including their privacy interests in virtue of not being subject to the RTI Act.
This decision by the SIC gives those who must seek their care in government hospitals, or who participate in research there, reason for concern by interpreting the "public interest" too broadly to include interests beyond protection of the health and safety of the public.
PIOs similarly have reason for concern, as they may be forced to violate their professional ethical duties of confidentiality to comply with legal orders they consider ethically unjustified.
Clinicians have reason to be concerned that some patients may be reluctant to share important information if they fear breaches of their confidentiality.
Finally, as people realise their medical or research records could be subject to RTI Act requests, clinical researchers at government institutions may experience a decline in enrolment in studies-especially on the part of prominent people whose medical information might be of special interest to others. Conclusion Privacy and confidentiality are important values, linked to the protection of autonomy and individuality, which are themselves highly prized in a democratic society like India.
Protection of privacy and confidentiality in the fiduciary doctor-patient relationship serve important individual and public health interests as their guarantee encourages people to seek necessary medical care and disclose information necessary for personal and public health.
The RTI Act promotes other values critical in a democracy-transparency and accountability of government actions.
None of these values is absolute. Indeed, application of the RTI Act in specific cases requires balancing of these values when a request is made for information contained in medical or research records.
We suggest that the notion of "public interest" employed in the Act should be interpreted conservatively when it is being balanced against the protection of information shared with an expectation of confidentiality within a fiduciary relationship.
Moreover, when a breach of confidentiality is contemplated, only the least intrusive and most limited disclosure of information possible should be permitted. References Hartlev M.
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The Right to Information Act, New Delhi; Government of India: Jun Obligations of public authorities. Designation of Public Information Officers.
Request for obtaining information. Disposal of request. Exemption from disclosure of information. Grounds for rejection to access in certain cases. Third party information. Constitution of Central Information Commission. Term of office and conditions of service. Researchers in the study focussed on the Digital implementation and asked about plans or timeline to provide such facility.
The research also covers in details - the difficulty in filing manual Right to Information requests with the states with delays ranging many months of wait time and various follow ups and rejections. Every state in India has different rules and fee structures to file an application through registered post without any tracking mechanism as covered in details in the report.
Researchers and activists have been proposing changes to make the process easier, efficient and meaningful. One of it demands state and central information systems under one Digital System to streamline information flow and provide proactive information backed by streamlined mandatory reporting.
The Right to information RTI Act was touted as one law which would bring in transparency and eradicate corruption by civil society direct involvement. India being a federal state has many items in concurrent list and projects have multiple departments working on them, and sometimes projects are moved from one department to another.
With Central and State information commissions working in such a disconnect, and manual transfers of the request for information between departments lead to big delays, confusion, and loss of traceability. It not only denies timely information, creates high barriers to information only a few with very strong motivations and means can cross, but puts a common citizen at the risk by exposing them directly to the departments and agencies which they are trying to find information on.
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative CHRI data points to over cases  across India where people were either attacked, murdered, physically or mentally harassed or had their property damaged because of the information they sought under RTI. The data throws up over 50 alleged murders and two suicides that were directly linked with RTI applications filed. There is a consensus felt that there is a need to amend the RTI Act to provide for the protection of those seeking information under the Act.
Many civil society members have recently alleged the subversion of the right to information Act by the invocation of Intellectual Property rights argument by the government agencies from time to time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Indian federal law.
For freedom of information in other countries, see Freedom of information legislation. Main article: Attacks on RTI activists in India. The Economic Times.
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