Freedom of Information
Freedom of information grants everyone the right to access to official information from the federal public authorities. The Freedom of Information Act (IFG) aims to strengthen trust between the state and citizens by making public administrative action more transparent and comprehensible for citizens.
The Environmental Information Act (UIG) regulates access to environmental information. While the IFG is a federal act that was initiated by members of the German Parliament (“Bundestag”), the UIG is based on a European directive and is therefore subject to many influences relating to European law. More: The UIG and the tasks of the BfDI