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Access to information and press law

In Germany, numerous requests for information are submitted to state and federal authorities on a daily basis. As an experienced advisor, we are at your side during the processing and notice-making process.

Transparent administrative action is essential for democracy in Germany. Citizens must therefore have a fundamental right to access government information.

On the other hand, however, there is often the need for secrecy of official information and the protection of sensitive data such as personal data and trade and business secrets of third parties.

Many authorities are not aware of how they can efficiently and lawfully process and adjudicate the flood of requests while balancing these conflicting interests. This is because the Freedom of Information Act (IFG) as well as the Environmental Information Act (UIG) and press law are complex and subject to constant change through case law. So why should you miss out on competent support from experts?