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Federal Act Governing Access to Information held by the Federal Government
(Freedom of Information Act)

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Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 2 des Gesetzes vom 7.8.2013 (BGBl. I S. 3154)
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Version information: The translation includes the amendment(s) to the Act by Article 2 of the Act of 7.8.2013 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 3154)
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Section 1Underlying principles
Section 2Definitions
Section 3Protection of special public interests
Section 4Protection of the official decision-making process
Section 5Protection of personal data
Section 6Protection of intellectual property and business or trade secrets
Section 7Application and procedure
Section 8Procedure when third parties are involved
Section 9Rejection of the application: Legal remedies
Section 10Fees and expenses
Section 11Obligations to publish information
Section 12Federal Commissioner for Freedom of Information
Section 13Amendments to other regulations
Section 14Reporting and evaluation
Section 15Entry into force