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Title:Protection of personal information in broadcasting: the effect of the Protection of Personal Information Bill on freedom of expression
Author:Visser, Cornelius
Periodical:South African Journal on Human Rights (ISSN 0258-7203)
Geographic term:South Africa
freedom of speech
civil and political rights
Abstract:South Africa's proposed Protection of Personal Information Bill 9 of 2009 is intended to provide a person with a degree of control over his personal information where it is being collected, stored, used or communicated by another person or institution. The Bill will amount to the regulation of broadcasting content, especially informational privacy. The Bill makes no reference, however, to the public interest justification, which is aimed to strike a balance between the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy. The author considers the regulation of broadcasting content in relation to private information in South Africa; the common law approach to reconciling the right to privacy with the right to freedom of expression; the regulation of private information in terms of the Bill; and whether the Bill will impose a justifiable limitation on the right to freedom of expression. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]