The North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (LDI NRW) is a public body that monitors and supervises compliance with data protection laws and regulations in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition, the Commissioner sees to it that the citizens can make use of their right of access to information held by public authorities in this state.

  • We monitor compliance with data protection legislation in the public and non-public sectors in North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • We are the data protection supervisory authority with responsibility for business enterprises based in North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • If you learn of any violation of data protection regulations, please let us know! We will deal with every piece of information, and we will inform you of the outcome of our investigations.
  • We see to it that every natural person – and this explicitly includes natural persons from other countries – can make use of his or her right to access to information from public authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Under the headings "Data protection" and "Freedom of information" you will find more detailed information about regulation over data protection and about the right of access to information in Germany.

 

We are there to help you . . .

With a view to preventing violations of data protection laws and regulations, we offer advice on data protection matters to public bodies, companies and individuals.

As regards access to information, we provide assistance and advice to individuals and to institutions that hold information, e.g. public authorities.

 

Who is the North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information?

 

Mrs Helga Block is the North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information since 2015. The North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information is elected by the State Parliament and has independent status. The Commissioner and her staff help you exercise your fundamental right to informational self-determination and your right of access to information.