The German Federal Data Protection Commissioner, Andrea Voßhoff, recently welcomed the European Commissioners and Ombudsmen for Freedom of Information at a two-day conference in Berlin. The conference resulted in a common resolution, which was adopted on 24 February 2017. The resolution states that Europe is in need of common standards for freedom of information, which should be fostered in a constructive dialogue between commissioners, ombudsmen, parliaments and governments. The participants of the conference appealed to European parliaments and governments to guarantee the right of every individual to information access vis-à-vis independent and adequately equipped institutions.