The Right to Information in the Age of Information

Human Rights in the Global Information Society, Jørgensen,ed., MIT Press, 2006

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David Banisar

London School of Economics, Department of Government; Governmental Accountability Project

Date Written: June 26, 2006

Abstract

The information age has made information more readily available to citizens than ever before though the internet and other technologies. This has been complimented by efforts in many countries to adopt laws promoting legal rights to information. However, there are still considerable barriers to obtaining information in many countries and efforts to expand participation in governance though e-government policies have not been adequately developed.

Keywords: freedom of information, e-government, transparency, openness, right to information

Suggested Citation

Banisar, David, The Right to Information in the Age of Information (June 26, 2006). Human Rights in the Global Information Society, Jørgensen,ed., MIT Press, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2069914

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