Wholly Amended by Act No. 7127, Jan. 29, 2004
Amended by Act No. 7796, Dec. 29, 2005
Act No. 8026, Oct.

4, 2006

Act No. 8171, Jan.

3, 2007

Act No. 8854, Feb. 29, 2008
Act No. 8871, Feb. 29, 2008
Act No. 10012, Feb.

4, 2010

Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013
Act No. 11991, Aug.

6, 2013

Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014
Act No. 14185, May 29, 2016
Act No. 14839,

Jul. 26, 2017

Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to ensure people’s rights to know and to secure people's participation in state
affairs and the transparency of the operation of state affairs by prescribing matters necessary for people’s
requests for the disclosure of information kept and controlled by public institutions and the obligations of
public institutions to disclose such information.
Article 2 (Definitions)
The definitions of terms used in this Act shall be as follows:
1. The term "information" means matters recorded in documents (including electronic documents;
hereinafter the same shall apply), drawings, pictures, films, tapes, slides, and other media corresponding
thereto that are made or acquired, and managed by public institutions for the performance of their
2. The term "disclosure" means the act of public institutions allowing people to peruse information,
providing copies and replicated articles thereof to people pursuant to this Act or providing information
to people via the information and communications network (hereinafter referred to as the "information
and communications network") pursuant to subparagraph 10 of Article 2 of the Electronic Government
3. The term "public institution" means any of the following institutions:

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