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WHAT?

In the second step, you choose which information you really need.

Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Request access to files under the Freedom of Information Act

Description

The Saxony-Anhalt Access to Information Act grants everyone unconditional access to official information held by the authorities of the state, the municipalities and associations of municipalities as well as other corporations, institutions and foundations under public law subject to the supervision of the state. Other organs and bodies of the Land are subject to the law insofar as they perform administrative tasks.

In principle, applications can be submitted informally. If the request concerns data of third parties, it must be justified.

Administrative costs are charged for the implementation of the law. The amount depends on the administrative burden. Simple information is free of charge.

Objection and action for obligation are admissible, in addition, the person concerned can turn to the State Commissioner for Freedom of Information Saxony-Anhalt as a mediator.

The request must be addressed to the public body that has the requested information.

The State Commissioner for Freedom of Information provides advice on the application process. He can also inspect files, ask the authorities to comment, mediate, work towards due process in the event of violations and, if necessary, object to violations.

The Information Access Act contains several exceptional cases in which access to information may be denied or restricted under certain circumstances (e.g. personal data of third parties, trade and business secrets).

In case of doubt, the applicant should seek advice from the competent authority or the State Commissioner for Freedom of Information.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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