Right of access to information

The right of access to information is defined as the right of a person to seek and receive information held by government or public administrations and is recognised as a fundamental right for the full development of a democratic society.

In Spain, the right to access public information, in the terms provided for in article 105.b) of the Spanish Constitution, developed by the Transparency Law. Public information is the set of contents or documents, whatever their format or medium, held by any of the subjects included in the scope of application of Title I of Law 19/2013 on Transparency, Access to Information and Good Governance and which have been prepared or acquired in the exercise of their functions.