2010 Research Report
Legislative Council Panel on Constitutional Affairs – Code on Access to Information and Management of Public Records
17 May 2010
Hong Kong is still one of the few jurisdictions in the world that has neither Freedom of information legislation nor archives legislation. To safeguard citizens’ right to access to government information, Hong Kong has adopted the Code on Access to Information (the Code) within the whole government since December 1996; To ensure public records are managed, Hong Kong has put in place various administrative guidelines.