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Document publicity and the document delivery charges specified in the Act on the Openness of Government Activities

The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is an authority and complies with the Act on the Openness of Government Activities (621/1999). Under the Act, the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman does not charge for granting access to a document, for example, when an electronically recorded document is emailed to the person requesting it (a document in the public domain or when the secret part can easily be deleted). [Act on the Openness of Government Activities, section 34, subsection 1]

However, the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman may charge for obtaining the document if the requested document cannot be specified sufficiently to make it easy to find it in the document register. Similarly, there may be a charge for document requests that require special measures, when the document search and the deletion of secret information requires more work than an ordinary document search or deletion of secret information. [Act on the Openness of Government Activities, section 12, subsection 1; section 34, subsection 2] In these situations, the person requesting the information is separately contacted before the information search or the deletion of information resulting in costs is performed. The work is charged according to the working time required, EUR 20.00 for each beginning 30-minute period.

The actual postage and EUR 0.40 per page (A4) are charged for the delivery of paper copies.