The Catalan Ombudsman becomes part of the International Conference of Information Commissions (ICIC)


Membership at the ICIC represents an opportunity to connect with other authorities around the world to identify trends, good practices and strategic priorities.

The Secretariat of the International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC) has accepted the request submitted  by the Catalan Ombudsman to join this organization.

The Catalan Ombudsman oversees the activity of public administrations and ensures compliance with the obligations and rights established in the Law on transparency, access to public information and good governance. The Ombudsman, which has the authority to evaluate the aforementioned compliance, has been preparing a detailed annual report with individualized objective data and recommendations from 2016.

As a new member of the ICIC, the Catalan Ombudsman will have access to the closed session of the annual conference, will be able to fully participate in the operation of the network, which includes voting resolutions, to become a member elected of the Executive Committee and participate in task forces.

The ICIC, whose objective is to protect and promote the rights of transparency and access to information throughout the world, organized the first conference in 2003 in Berlin.