In this study, the term "public disclosure" is used when information is provided to regular citizens, whereas simple "disclosure" applies to cases where information is provided to competent authorities only. The issue of the admissibility of public
disclosure is highly contested; however, there is a growing trend towards greater public disclosure of information about public officials. It is not the intention here to explore all of the legal concerns related to the making of information about a person's income and
assets available to the public. Suffice it to say that both among the Western European and former socialist countries there is a great variety of approaches to that issue.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: March 1, 2011
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