Technological and Data Access Restrictions available about government federal financial budget for public health on digital information environments

The creation and use of democratic environments allow society to participate, even indirectly, in the discussions about services provided by the State. In recent years, discussion of the quality of public health’s services was strengthened by the media. In 2011, access to government data became mandatory with the sanction of the “Law on Access to Information”.

The use of Information Technologies and Communication (ICT) from public administration to society, following the principles of open government data, can promote a condition of interaction between state and society in increasing the transparency of government actions and the citizenship, helping to significantly improve the quality of services, to enabling citizens to use data sets in the construction of graphs and data views, external of the officials government websites, as well as crossing with other data sets.

However, officials websites of the Federal Government, which contains information resources with data on destinations of transfers of financial resources for public health, have heterogeneous interfaces, access restrictions and technological restrictions, forming a barrier to the citizen in data recovery.

The goal of this paper is to present, under the look of Information Science, aspects related to access restrictions and technological restrictions, founded in exploratory analysis of eight information resources that contain data on destinations of transfers of financial resources for public health already available at four websites of Federal government.

The conclusion presents points of attention from this analysis of information resources, in compliance with the “Law on Access to Information” and the principles of open government data.

Keywords: Information Technologies and Communication. Digital Informational Environments. Open Government Data. Public Health.


  1. Fernando de Assis Rodrigues
  2. Ricardo César Gonçalves Sant’Ana

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  1. XIII National Meeting of Information Science Researches
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Fernando de Assis Rodrigues, B.Sc., M.S., Ph.D., is a professor at Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil.