Öffentliche Sicherheit

This chapter deals with the exceptions to access to information claims for reasons of public security. The author first presents the regulation of the Freedom of Information Act at the federal level. She discusses the problematic scope of the concept of public security and how to contain it by way of specifying the danger threshold. This is followed by a selection of case law. The author goes on to discuss corresponding regulations in the Environmental Information Acts, as well as in the Consumer Information Act. In this respect, she focuses on the determination of German environmental information law by EU Directive 2003/4/EC and the resulting variations in wording the protected interest. She then takes a brief look at differences in comparable German Länder (states) regulations.

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