Access to data
Data users (controllers) must ensure the confidentiality of your personal data. At other times access to data may be necessary to secure other important interests.
Right to access information
There are two perspectives on your right to access data:
- access to someone else’s information
- access to your own information
example You can request access to all of the personal data about you that has been collected, and is stored in a database at the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia. In addition, a person who wants to make a claim against you may request information about your address from this institution, as a claimant has to indicate a defendant’s address in order to lodge a claim before a court, according to the Civil Procedure Law. In such a situation, the disclosure of your address restricts your right to control the use of your personal data.
What human rights violation may there be?
Unlawful disclosure of your data to other persons may result in a violation of your right to private life.
Articles 27, 35
Articles 2, 8, 10
Articles 96, 100
Applicable as of 25 May 2018
Articles 8, 10
Joint publication by the the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe
9 October 2015
See Summary on case law regarding the access to data
(2019-2019), pages 44-49