Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

La compatibilité du droit d’accès aux informations environnementales de source privée avec la protection du secret des affaires : prélude à la consécration d’un droit d’accès aux données d’intérêt général de source privée

Abstract : Over the past two decades, a right of access to environmental information has emerged that is more favourable to access than the more traditional freedom of information act. This regime of access to environmental information, which already allows the public to access a great deal of health data, foreshadowed the evolution – now underway – towards a broader regime of access to public interest data. This general regime of access to public interest data, of which the right to environmental information is a forerunner, is grounded on the collective importance that our society recognises to the information at hand, rather than on the public character of the source of the data. It therefore extends to information held not only by public authorities but also by private companies. The regime of direct access to public interest data held by private companies, or even only to the environmental information they hold, is still under construction. Its development would not in itself be an attack on business secrecy. On the contrary, it would provide an opportunity to improve the existing arrangements for linking the right to know and the legitimate interest in secrecy in the context of the right of access to environmental information held by public authorities.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

https://hal.parisnanterre.fr//hal-03025689
Contributor : Administrateur Hal Nanterre Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 1:21:53 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:17:04 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 7:09:30 PM

Files

L'accès aux informations envi...
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-03025689, version 1

Citation

Aude-Solveig Epstein. La compatibilité du droit d’accès aux informations environnementales de source privée avec la protection du secret des affaires : prélude à la consécration d’un droit d’accès aux données d’intérêt général de source privée. Revue Juridique de l'Environnement, Société française pour le droit de l'environnement — SFDE, 2020. ⟨hal-03025689⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

87