Wednesday, October 3, 2007

FOI Monthly Report in Shanghai (July)

Taken from Shanghai Informatization Commission and translated by Ben Wei

There are 387 requests received by Shanghai Governments in July 2007. 340 requests (including the number of requests received last month) have been responded in this month. Of which, 225 were granted in full, accounting for 66.2%, while only 16 in part (4.7%). 99 (29.1%) were refused. Of these refusals, 43 were refused as the information requested are not held by the relative departments, 26 were refused as the information requested is not existed, and 13 was rejected as the information requested is unclear. The information requested by 1 applicant did not fall into the scope of information defined in Shanghai FOI legislation. 11 requests fell into the stipulated six FOI exemptions. Exemptions of state secrets and deliberation were typically used in this month. The rest (5) fell into “other reasons”, mainly due to withdrawal of access requests.

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