Public money, public agreements¶
The idea is simple: we just need to change some laws to make clear that a public administration cannot enter into a secret agreement because it has no right to privacy. When you make business with a public administration, you agree to the condition that your contracts with that public administration will eventually be published.
This change will reduce corruption, increase quality of services, reduce Politikverdrossenheit, increase citizen kaasamist, increase trust in democracy, reduce consipiracy theories…
This change doesn’t need any international concertation, every nation will do it when they are ready for it.
Any active contracts with a non-disclosure clause can continue, but the non-disclosure clause becomes void. It becomes void by national law, not because one of the partners decided so. If one of the partners decides to end the contract prematurely because the national laws changed, they may do so according to the contract’s terms.
Note that price offers and drafts don’t need to be public because that would disturb the free market. Also the salaries of clerks don’t need to become public because privacy is a human right. Existing contracts that mention such confidential information can be changed before the new law gets active.
TODO: what about administrations like police or army?