Puerto Rico

Name of law: (draft) Transparency and Expeditious Procedure[s] for Access to Public Information Act
First adopted: 2021


This law does well in terms of the Right of Access and Scope. and adequately well in terms of Requesting Procedures. But it is very weak on Exceptions, mainly because it simply fails to include a regime for this, although one is provided for in the Open Data law. It also does poorly in terms of appeals, because it fails to establish an independent administrative system of recourse, Sanctions and Protections, because it essentially fails to provide for these, and Promotional Measures, where again it simply fails to provide for many of them. Note the Rating also does not cover proactive disclosure. The law is available in English and its original Spanish.