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Evolution of freedom of information related law in Spain: new prospects for a more open government

Martínez Usero, José Ángel (2006) Evolution of freedom of information related law in Spain: new prospects for a more open government. Open Government : a journal on Freedom of Information, 2 (2). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1745-8293

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Abstract

The evolution of FOI law in Spain over the last 30 years is analysed. The process starts with the Constitution of 1978 and goes on with a series of FOI related laws on the management of public administration services, the automatic processing of personal data, the access to environment information, as well as other technological legislation. This legislative package in some ways has contributed to foster and improve freedom of information in the Spanish public and private context. It is concluded that the right to general access of public information in Spain is totally guaranteed but it should be properly recognized with a specific law. Nevertheless, at present Spain lacks a real “Freedom of Information Act”.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Freedom of information; Spain; Information policy
Subjects:Social sciences > Library science and documentation > Databases
Social sciences > Library science and documentation > Electronic information resources
Social sciences > European Union > European information policy
ID Code:6038
Deposited On:23 Jan 2007
Last Modified:06 Feb 2014 07:46

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