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Government Provision of Public Information in the Digital Age

In the digital age, many governments now provide online versions of primary sources of law, including statutes, case law, and regulations, directly to citizens. This can make it possible for the public to have equitable and continuous access to these resources, assuming wide and affordable Internet access.

Nonetheless, simply posting legal information online is not enough. Government providers also need to take responsibility for ensuring that the content they post is available to all, at no fee, that the content is authentic and trustworthy, and that it is preserved for public use over time in cooperation with memory institutions.

Statement is also available in Spanish.

Uploaded on: Mar 23, 2017
Year Published: 2016

Resource Tags

Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Policy Advocacy, Right to Information Tool Type: Policy Papers / Briefs Languages: English