Since July 2006, the principle of transparency has applied within the Federal Administration. This basically means that, barring certain exceptions specifically excluded by law, all official documents are in the public domain.
As part of the Federal Administration, the FDPIC is also subject to this law. If you wish to inspect official FDPIC documents, please use the official contact form provided:
Alternatively, you can use one of the letter templates (in German, French or Italian) and send your request by post or by fax:
Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner
CH - 3003 Bern
Fax: +41 (0)58 465 99 96
You can also apply for access by telephone: Monday to Friday, 10.00 to 12.00, on +41 (0)58 462 43 95.
Access to the official documents of other offices:
Please note: if you wish to inspect the official documents of other offices of the Federal Administration, please contact the federal office or service concerned. The FDPIC will provide you with the information (in German, French or Italian) and letter template (in German, French or Italian) that you need:
Request for mediation
Under the Freedom of Information Act, the FDPIC is required to mediate between applicants and offices if the office has delayed, restricted or refused access to documents. If you want to apply for mediation, you will find explanations (in German, French or Italian) of the procedure and letter templates (in German, French or Italian) here.