access to documents


Sweden: New secrecy clause in the interest of the nation

Riksdagen, the Swedish parliament
21/11/2013 -

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.


European Union: Revised access rule to be kept in the freezer

P.Nikiforos Diamandouros,,Ombudsman for ten years and commissioner Maroš Šefč
10/10/2013 -

There will be no change of the present EU-rules on access to documents under the present Commission and Parliament.


European Union: Step forward for transparency in privacy rules

Privacy regulating the net
07/06/2013 -

Access to documents and freedom for social media might get legal protection in new data privacy rules after all. But lawmakers still have a long way to go.


Denmark: Citizens sign up against power abuse

Minister of Justice Morten Bødskov
11/05/2013 -

A proposed new Danish law on access to documents has caused close to a political uproar. More than 75 000 citizens have signed a petition against the law.


European Union: Battle of data control turned into a copy-paste war

Data protection regulation
09/03/2013 -

Politicians table amendments from industry as their own suggestions. Defenders of new data rules use the same copy-past technique.