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Problematic issues of legal regulation of information with restricted access (public and secret service information)


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Page : 193-207

Keywords : information; confidential information with restricted access; maintenance; government security.;

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The article deals with circulation of information with limited access. The problems associated with the turnover of restricted access in Ukraine, and analysis of international experience in the brunch of protection of information resources. In modern world national legal framework should be harmonized with international practice.There are many laws on access to public information in majority of democratic states and these regulations allow access by the general public to data held by national governments. This is one of the basic requirement for Ukraine to obtain a European standards and to finalize EU integration.All information can be divided into three categories ? confidential, secret and information for internal use only according to Ukrainian legislation. In NATO countries definition ?classified? concerning restricted information is used (classified information, classified data, classified objects).The 1996 Constitution does not include a specific general right of access to information but contains a general right of freedom of collect and disseminate information and rights of access to personal and environmental information.The 1992 Law on Information (since 2011.05.09 - new edition) is a general information policy framework law that includes, classification of information, a citizen's a right to access information, accreditation policy, information of public interest and exemptions from liability for journalists.Law on Access to Public Information was adopted 13 January 2011 and go into force from 9 may 2011. It widens the range of subjects, obliged to provide information, gives legislative definition of public information and makes public information accessible with statutory restrictions. Some corresponding conclusions have been formulated by the authors in this paper.

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