Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
– Article 22: Respect for Privacy
Australian Human Rights Commission – Rights of People with Disabilities
– has the right to privacy and confidentiality: personal privacy; privacy in communications; confidentiality of personal records and information
– Has the right to self determination: to make own decisions and choices in all aspects of their life
Privacy is hard to have when you have a disability and are reliant on people to feed and dress you. According to the Rights of People with Disabilities, you have the right to privacy and confidentiality. For me, it means I get to chose what is shared with mum and other people. I want some privacy in my conversations. Reading everything I say is invading my privacy. I can’t speak for other people with disabilities, but this is important to me. I ask that people check whether I want my conversations recorded or shared. Very important to let me have choice. Privacy is my right.