Macri Orders Disclosures; Issues Open Data Decree

17 January 2016

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri has signed an Open Data Decree (117/2016) that sets a 180-day deadline for federal agencies to present open data plans.

The six-month deadline began with the publication of the decree, Jan. 12 in the Official Reporter.

Also, the Modernisation Ministry has ordered that in 90 days all public bodies must publish certain basic information on a through a “national public data portal.” The information must include the Executive´s organic structure; the staff payroll; the rank and and salaries scales.

In addition, the agencies are tasked with posting access to public information requests received pursuant to the Access to Public Information Regulation.

The new Macri government in December opened consultations on writing a freedom of information law, meeting with representatives of nongovernmental organizations. (See previous report.)


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