Draft Open Democracy Bill

1st January 1997

To provide for public access to information held by governmental bodies, subject to certain exemptions; to make information in respect of the functions and operations of governmental bodies available to the public; to provide a mechanism for individuals to correct information about themselvesheld by governmental or private bodies; to provide for protection againstabuse of information about individuals held by governmental or privatebodies; to provide for the protection of individuals who make known evidencedisclosing contraventions of the law, serious maladministration or corruptionin governmental bodies; and to provide for matters connected therewith.