This Law regulates the rights to access information of public interest held by public authority bodies, with the purpose of the fulfillment and protection of the public interest to know and attain a free democratic order and an open society.
In order to implement the right to access information of public interest, held by public authority bodies, a Commissioner for Information of Public Interest shall be established (hereinafter: Commissioner) by this Law, as an autonomous state body, independent in fulfilling its authority.
Information of Public Interest Article 2
Information of public importance, within the meaning of this Law, is information held by a public authority body, created during work or related to the work of the public authority body, contained in a document, and related to everything that the public has a justified interest to know.
Information of public importance held by a public authority body shall denote the following notwithstanding: whether the source of information is a public authority or another person; the information medium (paper, tape, film, electronic media, et al) containing the document with the information; the date of creation of information; the manner of obtaining information; or another feature of information.
Public Authority Body Article 3
In terms of this Law, a public authority body (hereinafter: public authority) shall denote notably:
1) A state body, territorial autonomy body, a local self-governance body, as well as an organization vested with public authority (hereinafter: state body);
2) A legal person founded by or funded wholly or predominantly by a state body.