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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of November 16, 2015 No. 401-V ZRK

About information access

(as amended on 12-03-2021)

This Law governs the public relations resulting from realization of constitutional right of everyone freely to get and distribute information by any method which is not prohibited by the law.

Article 1. The basic concepts used in this Law

In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) information - the information about persons, objects, facts, events, the phenomena and processes received or created by the owner of information, fixed on any medium and having the details allowing to identify it;

2) information access - the right of everyone guaranteed by the state, enshrined in the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan to freely receive and distribute information by any method which is not prohibited by the law;

2-1) authorized body in the field of information access - the central executive body performing management and cross-industry coordination in the field of information access;

3) the user of information - the physical person or legal entity requesting and (or) using information;

4) the Internet portal of open budgets - the web portal component of "the electronic government" providing placement of budget reports, consolidated financial statements, civil budget, results of the state audit and financial control, and also public discussion of drafts of budget programs and reports on implementation of budget programs;

5) open data - the public electronic information resources presented in the machine-readable form and intended for further use, the repeated publication in invariable type;

6) the Internet portal of open data - the web portal component of "the electronic government" providing centralized storage of descriptive and reference information on open data;

6-1) Internet portal of open dialog - the web portal component of "the electronic government" providing possibility of the direction with users of information of requests by means of blogging platform of the first heads of state bodies and subjects of the quasi-public sector, and also participation of users of information in Internet conferences and polls;

7) the Internet portal of open regulatory legal acts - the web portal component of "the electronic government" providing placement of projects of regulatory legal acts and other information according to this Law for holding procedure of public discussion;

8) information with limited access - information carried to the state secrets, personal, family, medical, bank, commercial and to other secrets protected by the law and also office information marked "For office use";

9) it is excluded

10) single platform of Internet resources of state bodies - the technological framework intended for placement of Internet resources of state bodies;

11) the Internet portal of efficiency evaluation of activities of state bodies - the web portal component of "the electronic government" providing placement of information on assessment of activities of state bodies, reports on achievement of target indicators of strategic plans and development programs of the territories, and also public discussion of activities of state bodies;

11-1) blogging platform of the first heads of state bodies and subjects of the quasi-public sector - the web portal component of "the electronic government" providing possibility of the direction with citizens of requests and receipts of answers to them from the first heads of state bodies and subjects of the quasi-public sector;

12) request - request in oral or written form, including in the form of the electronic document, about the provision of information, information read or sent to the owner according to the procedure established by this Law.

Article 2. Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on information access

1. The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on information access is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan and consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2. If the international treaty ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan establishes other rules, than those which are provided by this Law then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Scope of this Law

1. This Law acts on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and extends to the public relations connected with information access, not belonging to information with limited access.

2. Operation of this Law does not extend to appeals of physical persons and legal entities which procedure for consideration is established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on administrative offenses, the criminal procedure, civil procedural legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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