Deputy Chairman, Law Development Commission, Zimbabwe. Email : [email protected] CHAPTER 10:27 ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT Acts 5/2002, 5/2003, 21/2004, 20/2007. ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS PART I P RELIMINARY Section 1. 2. 3. 4. Short title. Interpretation. Application of Act in relation to other laws. General application of Act. PART II ACCESS TO INFORMATION 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Right to information. Request for record. Fees for access to records and related services by public body. Duty to assist applicants. Contents of response. Access to information. Extension of time limit for responding. Transfer of request. Delegation by head of public body. PART III P ROTECTED INFORMATION 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Protection of deliberations of Cabinet and local government bodies. Protection of advice relating to policy. Protection of information subject to client-attorney privilege. Protection of information whose disclosure will be harmful to law enforcement process and national security. Protection of information relating to inter-governmental relations or negotiations. Protection of information relating to the financial or economic interests of public body or the State. Protection of research information. Protection of information relating to conservation of heritage sites. Protection of information relating to personal safety. Information otherwise available to the public. Protection of information relating to business interests of a third party. Protection of information relating to personal privacy. PART IV INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THIRD P ARTIES 26. Requirement to notify third party. 27. Time limit to give notice of decision. 28. Information to be disclosed if in the public interest. PART V COLLECTION, P ROTECTION AND R ETENTION OF P ERSONAL INFORMATION BY PUBLIC B ODIES 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. Purposes for which personal information may be collected. Collection of personal information. Accuracy of personal information. Right to request correction of personal information. Protection of personal information. Retention of personal information.