Chilean Court Rejects Disclosure of Official Emails

19 September 2012

The Constitutional Court in Chile has rejected making public the emails of officials.

The decision (in Spanish) revokedĀ a Transparency Council decision and is considered a blow to the right of access to information.

The court declared that emails are not covered by Article 5 from the Transparency and Access to Information Act which states in part: “any other information possessed by the organisms of the Administration, notwithstanding its format, hardware, date of creation, origin, proceeding or classification.”

See a long article (in Spanish) on the decision.

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