Tools for citizenship III
The official website of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, in its Beta version, offers, together with AGESIC, the possibility of accessing public administration online, incorporating digital technologies and better ways of working, focusing on people and based on its guiding principle : "Transformation with equity".
We share with you the fundamental aspects of this portal, part III
Unit of Access to Public Information: There is the right of access to public information. All people in Uruguay have the right to access the information held by the State for free.
It can be obtained in two ways: through the website of the agency to be consulted, where information related to its management is found, such as the budget, acquisitions, expenses, calls for competitions and regulations. On each page it is possible to make a request for information by electronic means, but also, a second option is to exercise the right to access it in person.
In Uruguay, the unit of access to public information (UAIP) controls compliance with Law No. 18,381 and in it citizens can go to get advice, make complaints and demand even more information about compliance with this right.
The UAIP also stands out for carrying out the following tasks:
- Advise the Executive Power in compliance with current constitutional, legal or regulatory regulations and international instruments ratified by the Republic regarding access to public information.
- Control the implementation of this law in the obligated subjects. - Coordinate with national authorities the implementation of policies, as well as guide and advise individuals regarding the right of access to public information.
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Regulatory and Personal Data Control Unit: There is the right to personal data protection. It is a right that allows controlling the way in which any institution or person uses and registers the aforementioned information. The personal data covers any type of data that can identify the individual such as: name, ID, address, telephone, a student's partner number, a photo and even the DNA itself.
In Uruguay, the right to data protection is protected by the Regulatory and Personal Data Control Unit. Here you can also get advice, make complaints and request information. Its objectives are focused on generating mechanisms to guarantee the right to personal data protection, leading the public policies that are developed in the matter, so that it becomes a reference in it.
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Catalog of Citizen Participation: It is a website that allows to disseminate, promote and make available to all citizens information on the areas of citizen participation in Uruguay, as well as its main characteristics.
The project is part of the commitments assumed by Uruguay in the 2nd. National Open Government Action Plan 2014-2016 and continued in the 3rd. National Open Government Action Plan 2016-2018. It seeks to know, promote and facilitate citizen participation and collaboration through the dissemination of existing areas of participation.
Since 2019, training and activities have been carried out with all the responsible agencies to work on the catalog update processes (in the areas of citizen participation) and to convert this tool into a continuously updated information space.
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