The Conference of Commissioners for Freedom of Information (Konferenz der Informationsfreiheitsbeauftragten – IFK) has welcomed the plan of the Baden-Württemberg government to adopt a freedom of information act, but at the same time criticised its realisation. The IFK pointed out that the draft act falls short of the freedom of information standards established in Germany. With such a draft, Baden-Württemberg would become the state with the highest costs for the exercise of citizens’ rights. The Federal Commissioner  for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Andrea Voßhoff, will take a stand on this topic during the legislative process.

Press statement (in German)