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Open Government Data: Right to Information 2.0 or its Rollback Version?


Katleen Janssen


KU Leuven

September 1, 2012

ICRI Research Paper No. 8

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This paper discusses the relationship between the open government data (OGD) movement and the right to information (RTI) movement. While both movements are closely related, there are some differences that may have a considerable impact on the right of the citizen to access government information. The article argues that the calls for OGD may on the one hand risk limiting the access to government information, while on the other hand they may also provide an alternative source of access to information for existing freedom of information legislation, which is being threatened in some countries.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: Right to information, open government data, access, open data, freedom of information


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Date posted: September 26, 2012 ; Last revised: October 1, 2012

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Janssen, Katleen, Open Government Data: Right to Information 2.0 or its Rollback Version? (September 1, 2012). ICRI Research Paper No. 8. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2152566

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Katleen Janssen (Contact Author)
KU Leuven
Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium
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