A visitor scans the disclosed judicial information on a touch screen. (Photo: Xinhua)

A revised regulation on the disclosure of government information will go into effect on May 15 to better respond to public concerns.

The revision, based on the 2008 version, is aimed at increasing the openness of government affairs and resolving prominent problems in government information disclosure.

It also clarified the scope of government information disclosure, calling for constantly expanding information disclosure.

Stressing the need to protect the legal rights and interests of applicants and related parties when applying for information disclosure, the revision also made necessary stipulations on the improper exercise of application rights by a small number of applicants as such behaviors affect the conduct of government information disclosure.

Efforts should be made to improve the effectiveness of government information disclosure by using information technology to enable government information to play its due role in serving the people, it added.