Access to Information is regulated by law in many countries around the world. It is key to balance this important right with the right to privacy. We can help you understand your obligations and rights and give you advice on how to proceed.
The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA, or PAI Act) governs how you can apply to access information in South Africa. In terms of the PAIA all private bodies (entities mentioned above as defined in PAIA) and public bodies (mainly state departments and state administrations as defined in PAIA) must give access to their records if a party requests a record in terms of PAIA.
Below you will find some of our key insights and thoughts on Access to Information in the posts below. We look forward to being of assistance to you as you navigate accessing information and ensuring privacy and data protection.