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Flowchart of Applying Government Public Information

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Flowchart of Applying Government Public Information

 (Source: The brochure of The Freedom of Government Information Law printed by Ministry of Justice)

The brief description of the flowchart of applying government public information

Application in writing or by electronic mail network => review => approve and notify = > An applicant who has an objection to the decision made by a government agency for the request of providing, correcting or supplementing the government information may seek for administrative relief as provided by law.

The detail description of the flowchart of applying government public information

(as shown on above)

1.Application in writing or by electronic mail network

 (1) applicant: Applying government public information; Applying to correct or supplement the government information

 (2) The government agency shall notify the applicant to correct the request within seven days if it is remediable. Where the requested information is not produced or acquired by the requested agency within its respective authority, the requested agency shall, in addition to explaining the situation, pass to other able agencies and notify the applicant if affirming that other government agencies produced or acquired the information within its respective authority.

  1. Review

 (1) Review the government information as contents mentioned in paragraph 1 article 18 shall be restricted from making available to the public or provision. Government information containing materials that are restricted from making available to the public or provision, as specified in the above paragraphs, shall make other part of such information available to the public or be provided.

 (2) Counsel to third party: If the information involves the right of a particular person, legal person or group, the government agency shall notify the particular person, legal person or group to make a comment within ten days, except that the particular person, legal person or group had agreed to provide or make available to the public.

 (3) Within fifteen days of receiving the request for government information, the government agency shall determine whether to approve such a request; the time may be extended for no longer than fifteen days if necessary. After receiving the request for correcting or supplementing the government information within thirty days, the government agency shall determine whether to approve such a request; the time may be extended for no longer than thirty days if necessary. The time may be extended for once if necessary.

  1. The Notification after make a decision

 (1) Approval and notification. (Make a payment)

 (2) The government agency shall notify the applicant in writing when the government agency rejects the request of providing, correcting or supplementing the government information in whole or in part. After receiving the notification, an applicant who has an objection to the decision made by a government agency for the request of providing, correcting or supplementing the government information may seek for administrative relief as provided by law.

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