Cyprus parliament passes new transparency legislation deemed to be an invasion of privacy

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Two new laws passed by the Cyprus parliament and the Supreme Court were considered to be unconstitutional on grounds that they allow for government officials; family members’ bank statements to be made available to the public. The two laws passed were designed to encourage transparency in officials’ financial affairs, however ultimately took the implication too far, a spokesperson announced. The Supreme Court ruled that a specific clause demanding posting the statements of their spouse and children on the House of Representatives website was justified or deemed to be fair in no way. “Spouses and underage children are not considered to be politically exposed people, in order to be subjected to such public scrutiny” the court stated.