Limiting access to information to under-16s goes against the principle of access to information as a fundamental right

No one should have their right of access to information restricted due to their age according to Access Info Europe and transparency experts. This declaration follows a meeting between Access Info and authors of a draft transparency law in Catalonia, Spain, who have a provision which would restrict access to information to under-16s.

Following the meeting between Catalan representatives and Victoria Anderica, Access Info Europe has published a short report that outlines the arguments against restricting access to information due to age, including reference to international law and jurisprudence from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Scotland as well as comments from civil society experts.

You can read the full text of the report in Spanish file_pdf  or in English file_pdf