390. Individual identity and gender.

The safeguarding and preservation of identity, and the ability of the individual to understand and determine that identity, are fundamental aspects of private life, and Article 81 protects against interferences by the state with the ability of an individual to live or work under a particular name2, to change their name3, and to choose a name for their child4. While it does not guarantee a general right of access to all personal information5, Article 8 protects the interest in receiving information necessary to know and understand one's childhood and early development6, and a person's right to discover his family