Study Evaluates FOI in Italy, Seven Other Countries

27 June 2014

A comparative analysis on freedom of information laws in eight countries is designed to lay the groundwork for a campaign to improve the Italian access regime.

The report was written by Alexandre Salha, the former Project Manager at Transparency International Lebanon, who is now working with the Italian group Diritto Di Sapere.

The countries examined are Serbia, India, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States and Sweden.

The report states:

Italy has the opportunity to move forward and adopt a proper Freedom of Information Act under international standards. On March 20th 2013, the legislative decree March 14 2013, n. 3341 came into force. The government aimed at revising the provisions regarding obligations of disclosure, transparency and dissemination of documents and information by the Public Administration on their website. Therefore FOIA activists can take advantage of this law, which should haven been implemented once published in the Official Gazette.

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