Chile

Name of law: Transparency of public office and access to the information of the State Administration law First adopted: 2008 Last modified: n/a RTI Rating last updated: n/a

Introduction

Chile's law has some strengths, including reasonably clear procedures, good rules on access fees, an independent administrative oversight body and a reasonably strong set of promotional measures. Weaknesses include the fact that it is restricted in scope to the executive (i.e. does not apply to the legislature or judiciary) and a problematical approach to the regime of exceptions, inasmuch as it lacks a public interest override, many of its exceptions are not harm tested, and the legal framework allows other laws to classify information.

Local Expert: Moíses Sánchez

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