12/ The fees payable for access to information in accordance with sub-article (2) of this
Article shall not exceed the actual cost of searching, collecting and duplicating the record
containing the information provided that no fee shall be charged for requests of personal
information or for requests from those who cannot afford to pay.
15. Exempted Information
1/The right of access provided in Article 12 of this Proclamation applies to the exclusion of
any provision of other legislation that prohibits or restricts the disclosure of information,
provided that this right takes effect subject to the exceptions provided in this Part.
2/The mere fact that a record has been administratively classified as confidential does not
,of it self, override the right of access established by this Proclamation unless it falls within
the scope of an exception set out in this Part.
16. Information Relating to Third Party
1/Any public relation officer, must reject a request for access to a record of the public body if
its disclosure would involve the unreasonable disclosure of personal information about a
third party, including a deceased individual who has passed away before 20 years.
2/ A request referred to in sub-article(1) of this
Article may not be refused if the record consists of information:a)with respect to which the third party has not protested against disclosure under Article 19
of this Proclamation or has consented in writing to its disclosure to the person who has
made the request;
b)that was submitted to the public body by the individual to whom it relates and the
individual was informed by or on behalf of the public body, before it had been submitted ,
that the information belongs to a class of information that would or might be made available
to the public;
c) that has already been publicly available;
d) about an individual‟s physical or mental health, or well- being, who is under the care of
the requestor or under the age of 18 years or incapable of understanding the nature of the
request, and giving access would be in the individual‟s best interests;
e) about an individual who is deceased and the requester is the individual‟s next of kin or
the requester has secured the written consent of the individual‟s next of kin; or

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