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Friday 03 of February 2023

National Transparency Platform, an Important Civic Tool

Tercero Díaz,photo: Tercero Díaz/Cuartoscuro
Tercero Díaz,photo: Tercero Díaz/Cuartoscuro
Ximena Puente de la Mora of the INAI describes important democritizing legislation

MEXICO CITY — The National Transparency Platform is a fundamental tool to democratize citizens’ knowledge regarding the work of the authorities, therefore improving public management, said Ximena Puente de la Mora, commissioned president of the National Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data Institute (INAI), during the official presentation of the new platform, which formally began operations on Thursday.

She said that it is a unique tool worldwide and allows everyone anywhere in the country or the world, to request public information, and it is expected that citizens take an active role in democratically holding authorities accountable.

Through this unique tool 882 subjects will be accessible, required at the federal level, and more than 6,670 in state and municipal levels, which represents a major advance in transparency, putting Mexico in the early stages of how the world deals with this matter.

The coordinated efforts of the organizations, state congresses, and their deputy companions of the INAI, as a large technical team, has allowed the implementation of this system to be recognized, pending the approval of the laws of Protection of Personal Data and Files.

In an interview, Puente de la Mora acknowledged the efforts of 28 states to harmonize their laws on transparency with the general law, saying it was not a simple job and was achieved by the deadline established by law.

However, she said they missed making this for Guanajuato, Guerrero, Veracruz and Zacatecas, and in that case the INAI will explore the possibility of investigating the breach of legislation.