Hamburg’s “Transparency Law,” requiring the administration to publish all its documents with the exception of e.g. personal data and business secrets. The compulsory publication will go online in October 2014 in a central “information register.”
Hamburg passed this law in 2012 after an initiative by Mehr Demokratie!, the Chaos Computer Club and Transparency International.
So far the city-state’s government has held 120 training seminars to tell 1700 officials what the new law will mean.
One trainer began his sessions with an 1838 quote from Prussia’s interior minister, Gustav von Rochow.
“It is not fitting for subjects (…) to apply the standards of their own limited insight to the head of state’s actions and to presume in their bigheaded arrogance to make a public judgment about the lawfulness of said actions.”
(Tronce paw RENTS geh zetts.)