Czech Republic / Supreme Administrative Court / Ref. 5 As 57/2010 - 79 Right to privacy and Right to information

Key facts of the case:

Supreme Administrative Court Decision focuses on the conflict of the right to privacy and right to information, related to the publication of salaries of state employees.

Results (sanctions) and key consequences or implications of the case:

  • publication of the informations about salaries of high state employees
  • publication of the opinion regarding this issue claiming that this Supreme Administrative Court Decision contradicts the Act on Personal Data protection since the court failed to assess the issue of proportionality regarding the interference with the right to privacy adequately
  • public debate about the clash between right to privacy and right to information on the base of the conflict between opinions of the Supreme Administrative Court and the Czech OPDP.
Deciding body (original language): 
Nejvyšší správní soud České republiky
Language: 
Czech