|Original name:||Offentlighets- och sekretesslag (2009:400).|
|Name:||Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400).|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Published on:||Fritzes författningssamling, 2009, Vecka 23, No. 10, 100 pp., ISSN: 1403-8889
|Bibliography:||Fritzes författningssamling, 2009, Vecka 23, No. 10, 100 pp., ISSN: 1403-8889
Act online in English, Summary Regeringens rättsdatabaser, www.sweden.gov.se, Sweden, 38 pp. PDF in English (consulted on 2013-09-28)
Act online in Swedish, Basic Text Regeringskansliets rättsdatabaser, Notisum AB, www.notisum.se, Sweden, 100 pp. PDF (consulted on 2014-08-24)
Act online in Swedish, Consolidated Text Regeringskansliets rättsdatabaser, Regeringskansliets rättsdatabaser, www.rkrattsbaser.gov.se, Sweden, 21 pp. PDF of Ordinance as amended to Ordinance 2018:1400 (consulted on 2018-09-12)
|Abstract/Citation:||The consolidation of the Act includes a total of 197 amending texts through August 2018 (up to Act 2018:1400). The consolidated text includes various amendments.
Contains 7 sections and 44 chapters concerning, inter alia:
Section I: contains introductory provisions about the matters governed by the Act, including the contents (Chapter 1), scope (Chapter 2) and definitions (Chapter 3) of the Act.
Section II: contains provisions on authorities' handling of official documents. These provisions refer to general measures to facilitate searching for official documents, etc. (Chapter 4), registration of official documents and secrecy marking (Chapter 5) together with disclosure of official documents and information, appeals, etc. (Chapter 6).
Section III: contains general provisions about secrecy (Chapters 7 to 14). Chapter 13 specifically contains explanatory provisions regarding how the right to communicate and publish information interrelates with the secrecy provisions, etc.
Section IV: (Chapters 15 to 20) contains secrecy provisions to protect public interest.
Section V: (Chapters 21 to 40) contains secrecy provisions that protect information about the personal or financial circumstances of individuals.
Section VI: contains special provisions on secrecy at particular bodies. These provisions refer the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) and the Government (Chapter 41), the Parliamentary Ombudsmen (JO), the Office of the Chancellor of Justice (JK), the Commission on Security and Integrity Protection, the commissions of inquiry, etc. (Chapter 42) and also courts (Chapter 43). Provisions regarding the extent to which the duty of confidentiality prescribed by the secrecy provisions limit the right to communicate and publish information have been included at the end of the respective Chapter in IV to VI of the Act.
Section VII: contains provisions on the duty of confidentiality prescribed by provisions contained in enactments other than the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act and which limit the right to communicate and publish information (Chapter 44).