Access to Public Administration Files and Confidentiality

Authors

  • Trausti Fannar Valsson

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13177/irpa.%25x

Keywords:

Administrative law, access to public information, act on access to public administration files, confidentiality.

Abstract

This Article deals with relations between legal provisions on confidentiality on one hand and the Act on Access to Public Administration Files no. 140/2012 on the other. It describes differences between general and special clauses on confidentiality in Icelandic law and analyses their effect on public access to information. The author also argues for better quality of confidentiality provisions in Icelandic law i.e. to enhance a balanced progress of rights of access to administrative files.

Author Biography

Trausti Fannar Valsson

Docent at University of Iceland.

Published

2015-12-15

How to Cite

Valsson, T. F. (2015). Access to Public Administration Files and Confidentiality. Icelandic Review of Politics & Administration, 11(2), 289–312. https://doi.org/10.13177/irpa.%x

Issue

Section

Peer Reviewed Articles