The Swedish parliament Riksdagen that in 1766 saw the birth of the first law on freedom of information ever, has adopted a new limitation of access to documents.
Swedish parliamentarians have unanimously agreed not to propose a recast of the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act, the first law in the world to grant citizens access to public information.<
The world’s oldest law on access to information is up for changes in order to conform with EU-legislation. Critics object strongly to the indicated suggestions.
Sweden has criticised recent commission proposals to overhaul the rules on providing public access to documents, saying they represent a step backwards.