Commissioners of the German Federal Government

You'll find first-hand information on politics and the state on the web pages of the Federal Chancellor, the Federal Ministries, or the Federal Commissioners.

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Federal Government Commissioner for the Interests of the Disabled

The law governing equality for the disabled, which regulates the activities of the Federal Commissioner for the Interests of the Disabled, has been in force since May 1, 2002: It aims to have the government create equal living conditions for people with and without disabilities in all areas of social life.

www.behindertenbeauftragter.de

Federal Government Representative for Patient Interests

The voice of the German people in their healthcare system: the Federal Government Representative for Patient Interests fights for high, yet affordable quality in medical care and medical treatment that is understandable for the layman. The representative speaks out for the right of patients to have a say in politics and the public arena.

www.patientenbeauftragte.de

Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration

The Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration supports the Federal Government in developing its policy of integration and promoting the co-existence of foreign residents and Germans.

www.integrationsbeauftragte.de

Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the Former GDR

Active memory: The Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the Former GDR (BStU) manages one of the largest archives in Germany. It traces the history of the State Security Service in the former German Democratic Republic, provides information and issues copies.

www.bstu.bund.de

Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

What do you know about your rights to access official information? Do you know who is legally obliged to protect your personal data? The website operated by the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Bundesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit, BfDI) will tell you more. The BfDI enforces the federal data security law and the information freedom law.

www.bfdi.bund.de

German Government Representative for Information Technology

Are you looking for information on “E-ID”, the electronic identity card, or “de-mail”, a state-accredited solution for legally binding communication online starting since 2010? You can find all kinds of background information on IT projects run by the German federal government on the website of the German Government Representative for Information Technology. The State Secretary plans and coordinates German IT on the national level.

www.cio.bund.de