The Law on Getting Information (2005) provides that access to information in the Republic of Azerbaijan is free. Everyone has the right to contact the owner of the information directly or through his representative and to choose the type and form of access to information. Everyone who applies to the owner of the data has the right: to find out whether the requested information belongs to the owner of the information and to receive additional details to obtain it in the absence of this information. If the data owner has the requested information, then it must be provided freely, without obstacles and on equal terms for all.
At the same time, access to information is allowed on the condition that this access does not contradict protecting the interests of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the political, economic, military, financial-credit and monetary policy. Furthermore, it must not contradict the protection of public order, health, and morality, protection of rights and freedoms of others, commercial and other economic interests, the purposes of ensuring the reputation and impartiality of the court, the ordinary course of the criminal investigation.