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Right to know


  1. "Right to Know" is a musical single of D-Day.
    • released in (34 years ago)
  2. "Right to Know" is a composition.


Right to know, in the context of United States workplace and community environmental law, is the legal principle that the individual has the right to know the chemicals to which they may be exposed in their daily living. It is embodied in federal law in the United States as well as in local laws in several states. "Right to Know" laws take two forms: Community Right to Know and Workplace Right to Know. Each grants certain rights to those groups. The "right to know" was a movement made popular by Rachel Carson with her book Silent Spring.

  • also known as 知情權

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Google previewA Dictionary of Public Administration (2002)

by Shriram Maheshwari

The right to know must be enshrined in the Constitution itself as a fundamental right. At the same time, while openness in government is. an unassailable need, areas like defence, national security, commercial secrecy, citizens' privacy shall have to remain protected. The Government of India should take a leaf out of the reforms in this respect introduced by many countries of the world. Canada has on its statute an Access to Information Act; Malaysia provides an open and transparent ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

Protection Legislation in the UK the Data Protection Act 1984 gives people the right to know what information is held about them on computers, including health- related data.

Google previewAmerica Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States [3 volumes] (2012)

An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States by Kim Kennedy White

Prior to the enactment of such laws, right to know became descriptive of the 1980s labor movement over the issue of workers' ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2006)

A - F, Index

While the right to know is protected by various state statutes and constitutional provisions, and various federal statutes as well, it does not receive direct protection under the First Amendment. That is to say, the Supreme Court has refused to treat the First Amendment as a "Freedom of Information Act." Access to information in the possession of governmental bodies and observation of the proceedings and deliberations of governmental bodies ensure that government actions are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of journalism. 6. Appendices (2009)

The phrases “right to know” or “right to access media” do not appear in the U.S. Constitution, but they are not empty slogans. The Supreme Court, Congress, and federal regulators have all recognized the concept of listener or viewer rights and the importance of access to diverse sources of information in the large body of court decisions regarding the First Amendment, as well as in legislation and regulation requiring speaker access to certain media. While this entry focuses on access ...

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