Stefan Wehrmeyer

Tech Lead

FragDenStaat / Open Knowledge Germany, Germany

Stefan Wehrmeyer is a Freedom of Information activist and works as a software engineer on the German FOI portal FragDenStaat at the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany.

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Transforming an industry through FOI

In Germany, although there is a national food safety inspectorate, there’s no requirement for eateries to display the results, and no publicly accessible register.

FragDenStaat’s FOI campaign rallied members of the public to request food safety reports from their local authorities. It’s resulted in 100 court cases, and new legislation around food safety.