Access to information requests in Norway

Overview for years 1996 to 2012.

Number of documents for 1996 to 2007 and requests for 2010 to 2012.

The result for 2012 is 4111 requests per 100 000 inhabitants.

Year

Number of

Number of

Number of


documents

documents/

requests


filed

requests (since 2010)

per 100 000 inhabitants





1996

703. 553

16072

1997

755. 217

19.726

1998

590.016

37.031

1999

584.939

50.147

2000

550.463

50.038

2001

467.906

59.814

2002

444.184

49.050

2003


52.934

2004


63.081

2005


62.178

2006


73.755

2007


60.452

2010


61882 (1)

1263

2011


156.860 (2)

3385

2012


201.459 (3)

4111



New statistics are on the page of Electronic Public Records (OEP) per agency. You have to sum all agencies.


(1) Number of requests using electronic register (OEP) only since May 2010.
(2) Number of requests using electronic register (OEP) 2011
(3) Number of requests using electronic register (OEP) 2012

Source for 1996 to 2007: Årbok fra Norsk Redaktørforening 2009, page 47: http://www.nored.no/Files/Documents/Dokumenter%202009/NRs%20%C3%A5rbok%202009.pdf

Result for 2011: 3385 requests per 100 000 inhabitants (assuming 4.9 million inhabitants).

OEP (Public electronic register) description is found here. This project won the European Public Sector Award 2011. One request can include maximal 100 documents. Typically 3 to 5 documents are included in one request. In 2013 OEP consisted of 2.5 million documents.

PS:  Fringe Special - Overview FOIA - sep 20 2010.pdf  publishes an overview of requests for several countries


Number of documents requested per year: Norway central governmental agencies (=departements)

Departement

1993

1995

1996

1997


2003


2007

SMK

-

647

404

870





AAD

 

666

1 655

1 725





BFD

-

769

209

229





FD

1 257

1 570

1 361

905





FID

188

423

317

393





FIN

448

520

739

295





JD

-

2 080

4 591

6 795





KRD

15 001

2 783

3 064

2 199





KD2

-

1 305

2 357

2 050





KUF

904

1 251

1 076

1 361





MD

794

1 269

1 751

2 337





NHD/NOE

-

1 010

925

 





NHD

 

 

 

807





OED

 

 

 

526





SHD

1 102

2 078

3 550

3 215





SD

744

4 620

9 516

9 685





UD

-

3 900

2 315

2 719





LD3

-

-

-

237





Sum:

20438

24891

33830

36348


52943


50101


Result for 2007: Requests for 1022 documnets per 100 000 inhabitants (assuming 4.9 million inhabitants).

Source (1993-1997): St.meld. nr. 32 (1997-98): http://www.regjeringen.no/nn/dep/jd/dok/regpubl/stmeld/19971998/stmeld-nr-32-1997-98-/6/4.html
2003: SINTEF Arbeidsnotat nr. 33/2004 Prøveprosjektet Elektronisk postjournal: http://www.sintef.no/project/EFFIN/Dokumenter/EFFIN%20WP5_EPJ_statlige_manovrer.pdf
2007: ABCNYHETER, 16. april 2007: http://www.abctv.no/nyheter/070416/hvert-femte-dokument-i-departementene-hemmeligholdes (40040 requests do not include Olje- og energidepartementet and Samferdselsdepartemtentet).



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