The Conflict and Balance between Government’s Information Right and Citizen’s Privacy Right

Hong Li


Along with the development of society informatization, government is required to possess information right to make policy and offer better service. However, performing the information right will inevitably influence citizen’s privacy right. How to balance the relationship between government’s information right and citizen’s privacy right when the two are in conflict? According to modern administrative balance theory, on the one hand, administrative right should be restricted which means the performance of information right should be done in accordance with the principle of legality and non-abuse. On the other hand, the citizen’s privacy right should be restricted, namely defining the exception cases of privacy right.

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