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of 11 December 1997. May 1999
about free access to information
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Parliament has passed the following Act of the United States:
PART THE FIRST
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This law incorporates the relevant provisions of the European Union "^ 1") and modifies the
rules for the provision of information and further regulated the conditions of
free access to this information.
Obligation to provide information
(1) Compulsory subjects, which are referred to in this law to
to provide information relating to their scope, are State
authorities, territorial authorities and their authorities and public institutions.
(2) Compulsory subjects are those subjects to whom the law has entrusted
decision-making on the rights, legally protected interests or obligations
natural or legal persons in the field of public administration, and only in the
the scale of their decision-making activities.
(3) the Act shall not apply to the provision of information, which are the subject
industrial property ^ 1a), and other information, unless a special
^ 1b) modifies the Act provide, in particular, the execution of the request, including
the terms and the manner of application, time limits, remedies and
How to provide information.
(4) the obligation to provide information does not apply to queries on views, future
the decision and the creation of new information.
(1) the applicant for the purpose of this Act is any natural and legal
the person who asks for information.
(2) the Remote Access Options for the purpose of this Act is the access to the
information to an unlimited circle of applicants using the network or service
electronic communications ^ 2).
(3) Information for the purposes of this Act, means any content or
part of it in any form, recorded on any medium, in particular
the contents of the written record on a document, record, stored in electronic
the form of audio, video or recording or audiovisual.
(4) the information referred to in this law is not a computer program.
(5) the published information for the purpose of this Act is such information,
which can always be found and obtained again, in particular, issued the press
or on a different medium of data allowing the registration and preservation of information
issued on the official Board, with the possibility of remote access or placed
in the library, providing library and information services to the public pursuant to
Library law ^ 2a).
(6) the accompanying information for the purpose of this Act is such information,
that is closely associated with the requested information (such as information about its
the existence of, origin, number, reason of refusal, a time after which the reason
denied takes and when will be re-examined, and other important
(7) the machine-readable format for the purposes of this Act, the format of the
data file with such a structure, which allows you to programmatically
facilities to easily find, identify and gain from this data file
for specific information, including individual data and their internal
(8) an open format for the purposes of this Act, the format of the
a data file that is not dependent on the specific technical and
software and is made available to the public without any
the restrictions, which would impair the use of the information contained in the data
(9) Open a formal standard for the purposes of this Act, the
the rule, which was issued in writing and contains the specification of requirements for
ensure the ability of different software to each other
provide services and work together effectively.
(10) the Metadata for the purposes of this Act, data describing the context,
the content and structure of the recorded information and its management in the course of
of the time.
The provision of information
(1) mandatory entities provide information upon request, or
(2) if the applicant is a statutory body, is provided by the
information under the same conditions as other applicants.
The provision of information on request
(1) if the information is provided on the basis of the request, in the
formats and languages based on the content of the request for information,
including the related metadata, unless this Act provides otherwise.
The statutory body is not obliged to alter the format or language information or
to create the metadata information, if such a change or create
the metadata for the statutory body have been an unreasonable burden; in this case,
meet the statutory body of the request to provide information in a format
or the language in which it was created. If the required information is
part of a larger whole, and its exclusion would be for the statutory body
an unreasonable burden, will provide the statutory body in accordance with such great
This Act. If it is possible, taking into account the nature of the request
and how to record the information required, it shall provide a statutory body
information in electronic form.
(2) if the information is provided on the basis of the request,
manner according to the content of the application, in particular
and information in electronic communication) or paper form,
(b) providing a copy of the document containing the table) with the required information
(c)) by providing a data file that contains the required information,
d) consultation document containing the required information,
(e) sharing of data through the interface) information system, or
f) allowing remote access to the information that is in the course of time
amended, renewed, complements, or repeatedly creates or its regular
passing in any other way.
(3) if the means of providing the information referred to in paragraph 2 is not possible or
would be for the statutory body constituted a disproportionate burden, will satisfy the mandatory
the body of the request to provide information to the other means that allow
its effective use by the applicant.
The provision of information through the publication of
Information provided by publication shall be provided in all formats and
the languages in which it was created; When the disclosure of such information in
electronic format must be one of these formats open and, if
possible, whether or not a machine readable. If it is possible and appropriate, publish
the statutory body along with the information whether or not the metadata that is related to it.
Format and metadata should as much as possible comply with the open formal standards.
Publication of information
(1) each statutory body shall, for the information of the public at its head office
and their offices to publish on the site, which is universally accessible,
as well as allowing the acquisition of copies thereof, the following information:
and the reason and the method of establishing) a statutory body, including the conditions and
the principles under which it operates,
(b)) a description of its organizational structure, place and way to get
relevant information, where you can submit a request or complaint, to submit a proposal,
the initiative or any other request or to receive a decision on the rights and
responsibilities of the persons
(c) the closing date and place) method, where an appeal against
by decision of the statutory body of rights and responsibilities of persons,
including express requests that are in this context
placed on the applicant, as well as description of procedures and rules that must be
follow for those activities, and the designation of the appropriate form and
how and where can that form be obtained,
(d)) the procedure, which must comply with the statutory body in dealing with all
requests, suggestions, and any other request of citizens, including relevant deadlines,
to be observed,
(e) an overview of the regulations) under which statutory body
in particular, and decides which set forth the right to seek information and
obligation to provide information and governing the rights of citizens in the
regarding statutory body, including information where and when they are
the legislation provided for inspection,
f) tariff payments for the provision of information,
(g)) annual report for the previous calendar year on its activities in
providing information (article 18),
h) the exclusive licensee granted pursuant to § 14a para. 4,
superior resolution I) about the amount of payments issued under section 16a, paragraph 2. 7,
j) e-mail address of the Registrar.
(2) the compulsory subjects are obliged at its head office during office hours
and) the legislation issued in the framework of their competence,
(b)) the lists of main documents, particularly conceptual, strategic, and
programmatic in nature, which may be granted under this Act
including any proposals, the licensing agreements ^ 2b) under section 14a
and it so that everyone can look into them and take a copy of the statement
or a copy.
(3) within 15 days from the provision of information at the request of the statutory body of these
information publicly available in a manner allowing remote access. About the information
provided by the way under section 4A(1). 2 (a). e) and (f)), information
provided in non-electronic form, or extremely large
electronically the information provided it is sufficient to disclose an accompanying
information that conveys their contents.
(4) Compulsory subjects are required to publish the information referred to in
paragraphs 1 and 2 also in a way allowing remote access. This obligation
does not apply to compulsory subjects that are only natural persons.
In the case of the information referred to in paragraph 2 (a). a) is sufficient to
to fulfill this obligation to include a link to the place where they are
information already published in a manner allowing remote access.
The structure of the published information shall adopt detailed legislation.
(5) the compulsory subjects that lead and manage the registry, evidence,
lists or registers containing information that is based on
a special law accessible to everyone, this information is required to
publish in a clear form and in a manner allowing remote access.
On these bodies for this purpose does not extend the obligation to avoid
the pooling of information under special legislation. ^ 3a)
(6) the obligation to publish the information referred to in paragraphs 4 and 5 meet the required
body by way of allowing remote access without undue
delay the exposes of public administration portal administrators or passes.
The form and the data format of the information transmitted and made available to the down
the implementing legislation.
(7) the statutory body may disclose the information referred to in paragraph 1 and the other
ways, and except as provided in this Act may publish other
Link to published information
(1) If a request for information is directed to provide published
information, the statutory body as soon as possible, but no later than seven
days, the place of supply of the information provided to the applicant data to allow
finding and obtaining the published information, in particular the reference to the Internet
the page where the information is located.
(2) if the applicant takes on the direct provision of published information,
It provides a statutory body; This does not apply if the application for
provision of the information is submitted electronically and when it is required
information published in a manner allowing remote access and to the applicant
communicated to the link to the website where the information is located.
Protection of classified information
If the requested information in accordance with the legislation designated as ^ 4)
classified information to which the applicant has authorized access, required
the body does not provide it.
Information relating to the personality, expressions of personal nature, privacy
natural persons and must provide the required personal information only in accordance with
the legislation governing their protection ^ 4a).
Recipients of public funds
(1) the debtor must provide the basic personal details ^ 4b) about the person
provided by public funds.
(2) the provisions of paragraph 1 shall not apply to the provision of public
resources under the laws in the area of social, the provision of health
services, material security in unemployment benefits, State aid
building savings, and Government to help rebuild the territory ^ 4 c).
(3) the basic personal information referred to in paragraph 1 are granted only in this
range: name, surname, year of birth, the municipality where the recipient has a permanent
stay, above, the purpose and conditions provided by public funds.
Protection of trade secrets
(1) if the required information is a trade secret ^ 6), mandatory
the body does not provide it.
(2) the provision of information, which relates to the use of public
resources does not constitute the provision of information about the extent and the recipients
These resources for violation of the trade secret.
Protection of the confidentiality of matrimonial property regimes
Information about the financial circumstances of the person who is not a mandatory body
obtained on the basis of the laws on taxes, fees, pension or
health insurance or social security ^ 8) the statutory body
under this Act does not provide.
Further restrictions on the right to information
(1) a statutory body may restrict the provision of information, if:
and) applies solely to the internal personnel rules and guidelines
(b)), the new information, which was created in the preparation of the decision
a statutory body, unless the law provides otherwise; This applies only to the time
When the preparation of the ends, or decision
(c) the information provided), the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or
The European Union, which is in the interest of national security, public safety
or to protect the rights of third parties protected referred to agents of the designation
"NATO UNCLASSIFIED" or "LIMITE", and in the Czech Republic is the sign
respected for reasons of fulfilling the obligations arising for the Czech
Republic of its membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or
The European Union, if the originator did not give consent to the granting of ^ 8a).
(2) the statutory body shall not provide information if:
and as for the resulting information) without the use of public funds, which
was passed to the person to whom the law does not impose such an obligation, if the
did not disclose that information agrees with the provision of
(b)) it exposes on the basis of a special law ^ 9) at pre-established
regular periods until the next period,
(c)) would be infringing the protection of the rights of third persons to the subject of rights
copyright or rights related to copyright (hereinafter referred to as "the law of the
Copyright ") ^ 2 b), or
(d)) as to the information, which relates to the stability of the financial system ^ 18).
(3) information received from a third party debtor entity in the performance of
tasks within the supervisory, supervisory, supervisory or similar activities
carried out under a special legal regulation ^ 11), according to which
covered by the obligation of professional secrecy or other procedure to protect the
prior to the publication or abuse, are not provided. Statutory body
will provide only the information that in carrying out these tasks arose his
(4) Compulsory subjects do not provide further information about the
and the ongoing criminal proceedings)
(b)) the decision-making activity of courts, with the exception of judgments;
c) performance of the tasks of the intelligence services, ^ 12)
(d) the preparation, conduct and) discussing the results of the checks in the organs
The Supreme Audit Office,
(e) activities of the Ministry of Finance) in accordance with the Act on certain measures
against the legalization of proceeds of crime and terrorist financing or
According to the law on the implementation of international sanctions,
f) data held in the register under the Act on cyber incidents
safety, from which it was possible to identify the authority or person,
that a cyber security incident reported or whose
the provision would undermine the effectiveness of reactive or protective measures
According to the law on cyber security.
Provisions of the special law on ^ 13) the provision of information in the above
the areas are not affected.
(5) the statutory body does not provide the information that is the subject of the protection of
Copyright ^ 2b), if in possession of a
and) operators of radio or television broadcasts, who the
broadcasters operate on the basis of special legislation, the ^ 13a)
b) schools and educational institutions that are part of the educational system
According to the Education Act ^ 13b) and according to the law on higher education ^ 13 c),
(c)), Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and other public institutions, which
are the recipients or beneficiaries of aid for research and development of public
resources according to the law on the promotion of research and development ^ 13d), or
d) cultural institutions managing public funds, such as
theatres, orchestras and other art files, with the exception of libraries
providing library and information services to the public by the library
^ 2a) Act and the museums and galleries that provide standardized public
services ^ 19).
The provision of such information in accordance with the specific provisions is not
without prejudice to the.
(6) the statutory body does not provide information on the activities of the institutions operating in the
criminal proceedings, including information from the writings, including writings, in which
It was not initiated criminal proceedings, documents, materials and messages about how to
When examining the notification, the activities of these bodies which arose when
protect the safety of persons, property and public order, prevention of
crime and in performing the tasks according to the code of criminal procedure, if the
This threatened the rights of third parties or the ability of law
criminal proceedings to prevent crime, search or reveal
crime or prosecute criminal offences or the ensuring the safety
Of the Czech Republic. The provisions of other laws on the provision of information by
not affect ^ 13e).
Conditions of restriction
All restrictions on the right to information performs a mandatory body so that
provide the required information, including supporting information after
the exclusion of the information on which it lays down the law. Right to refuse
information lasts only as long as it takes to the reason for the refusal. In
justified cases, statutory body shall check whether the reason for the denial.
section 13 of the
Request of information
(1) an application for provision of the information is given orally or in writing, and even
through electronic communications networks or services.
(2) if the applicant, on request, the information provided orally administered or
If the applicant does not consider the information provided in the application to be filed orally
pleasant, you must submit a request in writing.
(3) the provisions of § 14-16a and section 18 applies only to applications submitted
Procedure and the handling of written applications for the provision of
(1) the application is made on the date when it received the required entity.
(2) the request must be clear which entity is determined by the principal and
that the applicant seeks to provide information within the meaning of this Act.
A natural person shall be indicated in the request, the name, surname, date of birth, address,
the place of permanent residence or, if he is not recorded as a permanent resident,
the address of the place of residence and delivery address, if different from the address of the place of
residence or domicile. The name of the legal person,
the identification number of the person, the address of the registered office and address for service,
If different from the address of the registered office. Address for service means also
(3) if the request is made, it must be submitted electronically through
the e-mail address of the statutory body of the registry, if it is required
body mauled. If the e-mail addresses are not published, mailroom
It is sufficient to administration to any e-mail address of the statutory body.
(4) where the application does not contain the particulars referred to in paragraph 2, first sentence, and
address for service, or if there is an electronic request is made
referred to in paragraph 3, is not a request within the meaning of this Act.
(5) the statutory body shall assess the application and:
and if) does the lack of data on the applicant in accordance with paragraph 2 of the
request for information under this Act, in particular under section 14a
or 15, shall invite the applicant, within a period of 7 days from the date of submission of the application to
Supplement; If the applicant does not comply with this request within 30 days from the date of its
delivery receipt, request is postponed,
(b)) in the event that the request is incomprehensible, it is not clear what information
is required, or is formulated in too general, ask the applicant in
within seven days from the filing of the application, to clarify, if the contracting authority
the applicant shall request, within 30 days from the date of receipt of the request, the decision of refusal
c) in the case that the requested information is not related to its competence,
the request is postponed and this justified the fact shall, within 7 days from the date of
receipt of the request, the applicant
(d)), unless under section 15, shall provide the information in accordance with the request in the
within 15 days from the date of receipt of the application or the date of its
replenishment; If you need a licence pursuant to § 14a shall submit within this period
the final licence offer to the applicant.
(6) the procedure for the provision of information to record.
(7) the deadline for provision of the information referred to in paragraph 5 (b). (d)) can
the statutory body to extend, for important reasons, but not more than ten
days. Major reasons are:
and the search for and collection) the information requested in the other offices that
are separate from the offices dealing with the request,
(b) to find and capture large) amount of separate and distinct information
required in a single request,
(c) other mandatory) the consultation with the body that has a serious interest in the
decision on the application, or between two or more components of the statutory
the body, which have a serious interest in the subject of the request.
The applicant must be an extension of the deadline and on the reasons for always
proven to be informed, in a timely manner before the expiry of the time limits for the provision of
Some of the provisions of the license or sub-license agreement in providing
(1) if the information that is the subject of the protection of the rights of
Copyright ^ 2b), granted on the basis of the license or sub-license agreement
and proprietary rights to the subject of the protection of copyright law carries a mandatory
entity that is not exempted from the obligation to provide information under section 11
paragraph. 5, the procedure in matters not regulated by this law referred to in
^ Copyright Act 2b).
(2) the remuneration for permission to take the information must not be higher than the remuneration referred to in
§ 17, unless specific legislation or by the license agreement
among the principal body and the right to dispose of the subject of the law
the copyright for the statutory body.
(3) the conditions for the provision of information in the license or sub-license agreement
(hereinafter referred to as "license agreement") must allow further use of the information
by the applicant in accordance with the request, unless this Act provides otherwise.
License or sublicense (the "license") is provided as a
a non-exclusive, except in the cases referred to in paragraph 4.
(4) a statutory body can provide an exclusive licence only if it is
the exclusive licensee for further dissemination of the information provided the necessary and
If it is in the public interest. Where a statutory body exclusive
the license under the first sentence, shall review at least every 3 years duration reasons
on the basis of which the licence is granted; This does not apply in
the case of the grant of the exclusive licensee to the digitisation of cultural resources
When a statutory body shall examine the duration of the reasons, on the basis of which it was
exclusive licenses granted, in the eleventh year of duration, or every
the next 7 years. In the case of the grant of exclusive license to
digitisation of cultural resources must be subject to compulsory, free of charge
provided with a copy of the digital reproduction of cultural resources, which will be
possible after the end of the duration of the exclusive licence granted pursuant to this
(5) the statutory body shall publish in a way allowing remote access pattern
in the license agreement, which can be adapted to a particular applicant
the application and is used as a proposal for the conclusion of the license agreement.
(6) the provisions of license contracts in the provision of information
under this Act does not cover protection of trade secrets.
The decision on the refusal of the application
(1) if the statutory body of the request, even if only in part, does not comply with, issues in
the time limit for responding to requests a decision refusing the application, where appropriate, of
denial of the request section (hereinafter referred to as "the decision of refusal"), with
except in cases where the request is postponed.
(2) If a request for the protection of business secrets
pursuant to section 9 or the protection of the rights of third parties to the subject matter of copyright law
under section 11 (1) 2 (a). (c)), in the grounds of the decision must be stated,
who exercises the right to this trade secrets or who carries out
property rights to this subject-matter of copyright law, if this
the person entity known to the debtor. For providing public library
Library and information services in accordance with the library law ^ 2a) and museums and
Gallery providing a standardized public service ^ 19) with the first sentence of
does not apply.
section 16 of the
(1) a statutory body against the decision to reject a claim can be filed
(2) the statutory body shall submit the appeal, together with the file material
the superior authority within the time limit of 15 days from the date of receipt of the appeal.
(3) the superior authority shall decide on the appeal within 15 days from the date of submission of the
the appeal of a mandatory body. The deadline for a decision on the decomposition is 15
working days from the date of delivery of the decomposition of a compulsory subject. The time limit
cannot be extended.
(4) when a judicial review of the decision on the appeal on the basis of an action by
a special legal regulation, the Court will examine whether there are grounds for
denial of the request. If there are no grounds for refusal, the Court
cancels the decision on the appeal and the decision of the statutory body of refusal
the application and the compulsory directs the information requested.
The complaint procedure in dealing with requests for information
(1) a complaint about the procedure for the handling of requests for information (hereinafter referred to as
"complaint"), the applicant may submit,
and) which do not agree with the request in the manner specified in section 6,
(b)) which after the expiry pursuant to § 14 para. 5 (b). (d)) or section 14
paragraph. 7 information has not been provided or submitted the final license
offer and was not issued a decision on the refusal of the application,
(c) that the information was given) partially, without the rest of the
request a decision of refusal, or
(d)) that does not agree with the amount of remuneration pursuant to § 17 para. 3 or
the amount of the remuneration in accordance with § 14a para. 2, required in connection with
the provision of information.
(2) the complaint may be filed in writing or orally; If the complaint is lodged orally
and cannot be immediately dealt with, writes about her mandatory operator written
(3) the complaint is served on the debtor entity, within 30 days from the date of
and communication) delivery pursuant to section 6, section 14 para. 5 (b). (c)) or section 17 para. 3,
(b) the expiry of the period for granting) information pursuant to § 14 para. 5 (b). (d))
or § 14 para. 7.
(4) the complaint shall be decided by superior authority.
(5) the statutory body shall submit the complaint, together with the file material
the superior authority within 7 days from the date on which the complaint has, if in
This period of the complaint itself completely fails to provide the required
information or final licence offer or issue a decision on the
denial of the request.
(6) the superior authority in deciding on the complaint referred to in paragraph 1 (b).
a), b) or (c) shall review the procedure of compulsory subject) and decides by
and the compulsory body confirms the procedure),
(b) the statutory body) directs within the prescribed period, which shall not be
longer than 15 days from the date of notification of the decision of the superior authority, the request
handle, or submitted a final licence offer to the applicant, or
(c)) and resolution of the case will take over the information provided or shall issue a decision
to reject the application; This procedure does not apply to the authorities of the territorial
authorities in the exercise of individual responsibility.
(7) the superior authority in deciding on the complaint referred to in paragraph 1 (b).
(d) examine how the statutory body) and decides by
and the amount of payment or rewards), is confirmed,
(b) the amount of compensation or remuneration) decreases; This procedure does not apply to
authorities of territorial self-governing units in the performance of individual,
(c) compulsory subject) directs within the prescribed period, which shall not be
longer than 15 days from the date of notification of the decision of the superior authority,
fix, if it is a payment or reward for providing information
local government unit in a separate area of responsibility.
(8) the superior authority decides on the complaint within 15 days from the day on which it was
presented to it.
(9) the decision referred to in paragraphs 6 and 7 shall be notified to the applicant and to the debtor
entity. Against a decision issued pursuant to paragraphs 6 and 7 shall not be
appeal. If, however, the decision referred to in paragraph 6 (b). (c)),
appeal only if the supervisor decided pursuant to section 178, the body designated
paragraph. the last 2 sentences of administrative procedure or pursuant to section 20 (2). 5 of this
(10) if given the information referred to in paragraph 6 (b). (c)), the applicant may
within the meaning of paragraph 1. and) or c) to do likewise.
(1) the compulsory subjects are related to the provision of information
entitled to claim remuneration in an amount which shall not exceed the costs
with the acquisition of copies, measure technical data media and sending
information to the applicant. The statutory body may request reimbursement for exceptionally
an extensive search for information.
(2) if the license agreement has been negotiated remuneration cannot be required
payment of costs.
(3) in the event that the statutory body for the provision of information
request payment, shall notify this fact together with the amount of remuneration
before providing information to the applicant. Of the notice must be clear on the
the basis of what the facts and the way in which remuneration was obliged
body figures. Included in the notice to be given lessons on options
to request reimbursement of the costs for the provision of information, the complaint
under section 16a, paragraph 2. 1 (b). (d)), from which it is apparent, in what period of time can be
complaint, from what date this period counts, which the parent
the authority shall decide on it and on which the debtor entity serves.
(4) fails to comply with a mandatory subject to the notification requirement of the applicant
of paragraph 3, be entitled to reimbursement of the costs.
(5) the provision of the information referred to in paragraph 3 shall be subject to the payment of a
the required payment. If the applicant within 60 days from the date of notification of the above
the required payment of the reimbursement fails to pay, the debtor shall postpone the request body. After
for the handling of complaints against the amount of the required payment period referred to in sentence
the second is not running.
(6) the remuneration of the statutory body is income.
(1) each statutory body must always to 1. March to publish an annual
report for the previous calendar year of its activities in the field of
the provision of information under this Act that contains the following information:
and) the number of applications submitted for information and the number of issued decisions on
denial of the request,
(b)) the number of appeals against the decision,
(c) a copy of the essential parts of each) judgment of the Court in case review
the legality of the decision of the statutory body of the rejection of the request for
the provision of information and a list of all expenses that the statutory body
incurred in connection with judicial proceedings on the rights and obligations of the
under this Act, including the costs of its own staff and
the costs of legal representation,
(d) supplied by the licensor) enumeration, including a justification of the necessity
the granting of an exclusive licence,
(e)) the number of complaints under section 16a, the reasons of their submission and a brief
description of how to deal with it,
(f)) for more information related to the implementation of this Act.
(2) if the debtor has a special law imposed a duty to subject
submit a public annual report containing information on the
activities, integrating the information referred to in paragraph 1 to this annual report as
its a separate section titled "disclosure of information pursuant to law No.
106/1999 Coll., on free access to information ".
To allow access to information or to provide information on the conditions and
manner prescribed by law is not a violation of the obligation to maintain
the confidentiality imposed special laws. ^ 15)
TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS
(1) the obligation provided for in § 5 para. 2 date 1. January 1, 2001. For
communities that are not cities, ^ 16) the obligation according to § 5 para. 2 the date of
January 1, 2002.
(2) the obligation provided for in § 5 para. 3 the date 1. January 1, 2002.
(3) the time limit for provision of information [section 14, paragraph 3 (b), (c))] and
extensions of time (section 14 (5)) in the first 12 months from the
the effectiveness of the law extend to double, and the next 12 months
extend by half.
(4) unless this Act provides otherwise, the provisions of the procedure under
and for a decision to reject) applications,
(b)) for an appeals procedure and
(c)) in complaint procedures for calculation of time limits, delivery and cost control
the provisions of the administrative code ^ 17); Additionally, the procedure under this Act
the provisions of the administrative code of the essential principles of activities
the administrative authorities, the provisions on protection against failure to act and the provisions of §
178; in the rest of the Administrative Procedure Act does not apply.
(5) If, under section 178 of the administrative code superior authority to determine
decides on appeal and in the proceedings on the complaint by one who stands in
the head of a statutory body.
(6) information concerning by the territorial
Government Unit, provide the authorities of the local government unit in the
(1) the Government shall issue the regulation, which modifies the interaction of State administration bodies
with communities in ensuring the municipalities pursuant to § 5 of this Act.
(2) the Government regulation policy determination of reimbursement and licensing of rewards
for the provision of information.
(3) the Ministry of the Interior shall issue a decree
and the structure of the information disclosed) on statutory body under section 5
paragraph. 1 and 2 in a way allowing remote access,
(b) a description of the procedures referred to in the outline) § 5 para. 1 (b). (d)),
c) form and data format information for the disclosure or dissemination of information
According to § 5 para. 6.
The effectiveness of the
This Act shall take effect on 1 January 2000. January 1, 2000.
Havel, v. r.
Zeman in r.
Selected provisions of the novel
Article II of Act No. 61/2006 Sb.
1. Requests that the statutory body received before the date of
entry into force of this Act, shall apply the existing legislation.
2. license or sub-license agreement, which has been granted exclusive
licence relating to the provision of information pursuant to Act No. 106/1999 Coll.
in the version in force until the date of entry into force of this law, and which were
concluded before the date of entry into force of this Act, cease to have effect
the expiry of the agreed period, but not later than 31 December 2006. December 2008.
Article. (II) Act No. 222/2015 Sb.
1. The request for information submitted before the date of entry into force of
This law shall be handled pursuant to Act No. 106/1999 Coll., as amended by
effective before the date of entry into force of this Act.
2. the obligation to publish the information pursuant to Act No. 106/1999 Coll., on
the version in force from the date of entry into force of this Act, shall not apply to
information, the disclosure of which occurred before the date of entry into force of
of this Act.
3. A license or sub-license the agreement under which it was granted
the exclusive licensee for the provision of information in accordance with law No.
106/1999 SB., in the version in force before the date of entry into force of this
the law, which is valid to 17. July 2013, ceases to have effect
the expiry of the agreed period, but not later than 18. July 2043. The first sentence
shall not apply in the case of a license or sub-license agreement relating to the
the digitisation of cultural resources.
1) directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 2003/98/EC of 17 May 1999.
November 2003 on the re-use of public sector information.
Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council/37/EU of 26 March. June
2013, amending Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of information
in the public sector.
1A) for example, Act No. 527/1990 Coll., on inventions and improvement
the proposals, as amended, law No. 529/1991 Coll., on the
the protection of the topographies of semiconductor products, as amended
legislation, Act No. 478/1992 Coll. on utility models, as
amended, law no 452/2001 Coll., on the protection of designations of origin and
geographical indications and on the amendment of the Act on consumer protection, as amended by
amended, Act No. 441/2003 Coll. on trademarks and
Amendment of the Act No. 6/2002 Coll., on courts, judges, lay judges and the State
administration of courts and amending some other acts (law on courts, and
the Judges Act), as amended, (law on trade marks),
as amended by Act No. 501/2004 Sb.
1B) for example, Act No. 123/1998 Coll., on the right to information on the
environment, and law no 344/1992 Coll., on the real estate of the Czech
Republic (Act), as amended.
section 2 (b) 2). (h)) and n) Act No. 127/2005 Coll., on electronic
roads and amending certain related laws (the law on the
2A) Act No. 257/2001 Coll. on libraries and operating conditions
public library and information services (library)
amended by Act No. 1/2005.
2B) Act No. 121/2000 Coll. on copyright, rights related to
Copyright and on amendments to certain laws (Copyright Act), as amended by
Act No. 81/2005 Coll.
3A) § 5 para. 1 (b). h) of the Act No. 101/2000 Coll., on the protection of personal
data and on amendment to certain laws.
4) Act No. 412/2005 Coll., on the protection of classified information and on the
for example, section 4A) 11 through 16 of the civil code, section 5 and 10 of law No.
101/2000 Coll., on the protection of personal data and on amendments to certain laws.
4B) § 5 para. 2 (a). a) of Act No. 101/2000 Sb.
4 c) for example, Act No. 155/1995 Coll., on pension insurance, as amended by
amended, Act No. 48/1997 Coll., on public health
insurance, as subsequently amended, Act No. 117/1995 Coll., on
State social support, as amended, law No.
100/1988 Coll. on social security, as subsequently amended,
Law No. 96/1993 Coll., on building savings and State aid for the building
savings, as amended, and Act No. 12/2001 Coll., on State
to help rebuild the territory affected natural or other disaster, and about
Amendment of the Act No. 363/1999 Coll., on insurance, as amended
legislation (the law on the State to help rebuild the territory).
6) § 17 of the Act No. 513/1991 Coll., the commercial code.
for example, section 8) 24 of Act No. 337/1992 Coll., on administration of taxes and fees, in the
as amended, section 23 of Act No. 586/1992 Coll., on
universal health insurance, as amended, section 14
Law No. 582/1991 Coll., on the Organization and implementation of social
security, as amended, section 24a of Act No. 553/1991
Coll. on General health insurance company in the Czech Republic, Act No.
117/1995 Coll., on State social assistance, as amended.
8A) § 64a of law no 499/2004 Coll. on Archives and records service
amendments to certain laws, as amended by law No 32/2008 Sb.
9), for example, law No. 89/1995 Coll., on State Statistical Service Act
No 6/1993 Coll. on Česká národní banka, as amended.
11) for example, Act No. 552/1991 Coll., on State control, as amended by
amended, law No. 15/1998 Coll., on the Securities and Exchange Commission and
amending and supplementing other acts, as amended, Act
No 64/1986 Coll., on Czech commercial inspection, as amended
legislation, law No. 133/1985 Coll., on fire protection, as amended
12) § 5 and 8 of law No 153/1994 Coll., on the intelligence services, as amended by
Act No. 118/1995 Coll.
13), for example, section 8a of Act No. 141/1961 Coll., the criminal code, as amended by law
No. 292/1993 Coll., section 45 of Act No. 166/1993 Coll.
13A) Act No. 483/1991 Coll., on the Czech television, as amended
Act No. 484/1991 Coll., on the Czech Radio, as amended.
13B) Act No. 561/2004 Coll. on pre-school, primary, secondary, higher
vocational and other education (the Education Act).
13 c) Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on universities and amending and supplementing
other laws (law on higher education), as amended
13D) § 2 (2). 2 (a). (b)), and (c)) Act No. 130/2002 Coll., on the promotion of
research and development from public funds and amending certain
related laws (Act on the promotion of research and development).
13E) Act No. 141/1961 Coll., the criminal code, as amended,
Act No. 218/2003 Coll., on juvenile liability for unlawful acts and the
the judicial system in matters of youth, as amended.
15) for example, law No. 15/1998 Coll., Act No. 90/1995 Coll., on rules
the order of the Chamber of Deputies, the law No. 199/1994 Coll., on the award of public
contracts, as amended, Act No. 283/1993 Coll., as amended by
amended, law No 6/1993 Coll., as amended.
16) Act No. 367/1990 Coll., on municipalities (municipal establishment), as amended by
17) Act No. 500/2004 Coll., the administrative code.
18) § 2 of the law No 6/1993 Coll. on Česká národní banka, as amended by
19) Act No. 121/2000 Coll., on the protection of the collections of the Museum of the nature and amending
certain other acts, as amended.
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