How might this right be relevant to my life?
Some examples of when your right to private and family life, home and correspondence might be at risk include:
- If your wellbeing (mental or physical health) is at risk.
- If you are not being involved in decisions over your own body and life, including your care or treatment.
- If a public authority is interfering with your right to determine your sexual orientation, your lifestyle, and the way you look and dress.
- If ongoing contact with family members or relationships with others have been stopped or restricted.
- If there is a big intrusion into your private information or data.
- If a public official discloses your confidential information.
You can ask the public official about their decision or action and ask them to tell you how it was lawful, legitimate and proportionate.
If you can think of a way to deal with this situation or decision that is less restrictive to you then you can raise it with the public official as the decision may not be proportionate.