PRINCIPLE 6 – OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY
“Openness and transparency should be ensured, by making the decision-making processes of government, public institutions and public officials publicly available and accessible – subject to the limitations set down in law, necessary in a democratic society and proportionate to the aims such limitations seek to protect – including by utilising, as appropriate, modern digital tools.”
6.1 OUTCOME: Information is conveyed clearly and inclusively, ensuring accuracy and security, and tailored to user needs.
6.2 OUTCOME: Public access to decisions, policy implementation, and outcomes enables people to follow and contribute effectively to the work of the local authority, either directly or through representative bodies.
6.3 OUTCOME: E-governance services, via ICT channels, prioritise ease of use, quality, and data security while addressing e-literacy and privacy concerns where possible and cost-effective.
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