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European Union funds or allocated through EU projects and programs,
are concerned.
(3) (New, SG No. 49/2007; Amended, SG No. 104/2008) Public sector
organizations shall be obliged to provide public sector information for
re-use, excluding the cases prescribed by that law.
(4) (New, SG No. 49/2007) A public sector organization is any state
body, local self-government body, public law organization, as well as
their subordinates.
Persons entitled to the right of access to public information and
the right of re-use of public sector information (Title amended SG No. 49/2007)
Art. 4. (1) Any citizen of the Republic of Bulgaria is entitled to access to
public information subject to the conditions and the procedure set forth
in this act, unless another act provides for a special procedure to seek,
receive and impart such information.
(2) Foreign citizens and individuals with no citizenship shall enjoy the
right under sub-art. 1 in the Republic of Bulgaria.
(3) Legal entities shall enjoy the right under sub-art. 1 too.
(4) (New, SG No. 49/2007) Persons under sub-art. 1, 2, 3 shall have
the right of re-use of public sector information.
Exercising the right of access to public information and re-use of
public sector information (Title amended – SG No. 49/2007)
Art. 5. (Amended – SG No. 49/2007) The right of access to public
information and the right of re-use of public sector information may not
be exercised against others' rights and reputation, as well as against
the national security, public order, national health and the moral
standards.
Basic principles
Art. 6.(1) (Former text of art. 6 – SG No. 49/2007) The basic principles
governing the exercise of the right of access to public information shall
be:
1. openness, correctness and comprehensiveness of the information;
2. securing equal conditions for access to public information;
3. securing conformity with the law of the process of seeking and
receiving public information;
4. protection of the access to information right;
5. personal data protection;
6. guaranteed the security of the society and the state.
(2) (New, SG No. 49/2007) The basic principles governing the provision
of public sector information for re-use shall be:
1. providing for possibilities for repeated re-use of public sector
information;
2. transparency in the provision of public sector information;
3. prohibition for discrimination in the provision of public sector
information;
4. prohibition for hampering the free competition.
Permissible restrictions to the right of access to public
information and the right of re-use of public sector information
(Title amended – SG No. 49/2007)
Art. 7. (1) (Amended, SG No. 45/2002) The right of access to public
information shall not be abridged, except where the said information is
classified information constituting a state or another protected secret in
the cases provided for by a law.
(2) Access to public information may either be full or partial.
Exemption from the scope of the act
Art. 8. (Amended, SG No. 49/2007) Provisions of this act related to
access to public information shall not apply to information, which is:
1. obtainable in the course of provision of administrative services to
citizens and legal entities;

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