Recital 11

This Directive should not affect the application of Union or national rules that require the disclosure of information, including trade secrets, to the public or to public authorities. Nor should it affect the application of rules that allow public authorities to collect information for the performance of their duties, or rules that allow or require any subsequent disclosure by those public authorities of relevant information to the public. Such rules include, in particular, rules on the disclosure by the Union's institutions and bodies or national public authorities of business-related information they hold pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, or pursuant to other rules on public access to documents or on the transparency obligations of national public authorities.