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Strictly Confidential – What Are Citizens Allowed to Know?

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Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
Plenary / Panel
in deutscher Sprache

How transparent can and should legal administrative actions be? What are the legitimate and necessary boundaries of transparency? Do citizens have a right to transparency and data protection? What are citizens allowed to know, and what is kept from them? Who is responsible for informing the citizens?

Lawyer, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Mag. Georg Bürstmayr, Vienna
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Law and Tax Law, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
Member, Austrian National Assembly, The Greens, Vienna
Managing Director, NVS - New Venture Scouting, Vienna; Member of the Board, respACT - austrian business council for sustainable development, Vienna
Managing Editor, "Rechtspanorama", Die Presse, Vienna Chair

Mag. Georg BÜRSTMAYR

Lawyer, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Mag. Georg Bürstmayr, Vienna

since 1997 Lawyer, Vienna
1998-2009 Member of "Netzwerk Asylanwalt", Vienna
2000-2012 Head of Committee "Vienna 1" of the Human Rights Advisory Board, Vienna
2013 Candidate for Austrian Parliament, The Greens, Vienna

Dr. LL.M. Claudia FUCHS

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Law and Tax Law, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

2001 Master´s degree
2002-2006 Faculty Member, WU Institute for Austrian and European Public Law, Vienna
2003 Master of Laws at the Danube University Krems
2006 Doctorate in Law at the University of Vienna,
2006-2008 Law Clerk, Austrian Constitutional Court, Vienna
2010 Visiting Fellow, LSE Department of Law, London
2012 Research Stay, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Dr. Peter PILZ

Member, Austrian National Assembly, The Greens, Vienna

 Studied Economy and Political Science at the University of Vienna
1986-91 Member of the Austrian Parliament
1991-99 Chair Green Party of the Viennese Parliament
1992-94 Speaker of the Green Party

Mag. MBA Werner WUTSCHER

Managing Director, NVS - New Venture Scouting, Vienna; Member of the Board, respACT - austrian business council for sustainable development, Vienna

 Study, Jurisprudence, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
 Masters Degree, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
 during University: Austrian Economic Chamber
1994 Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
1995-1999 Head of Cabinet, Federal Minister Wilhelm Molterer
1999 Secretary-General, responsible for Corporate Governance, Agrana Beteiligungs-AG
2000-2007 Secretary-General, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
2007-2011 COO and Member, Executive Board (Strategy, Finance, Sustainability, Logistics and
  Transport, Human Resources and Human Resources Development, Real Estate and Expansion, IT,
  Public and Legal Affairs), organic brands "Ja! Natürlich" and "Wegenstein", REWE International AG
since 2010 Board Member, respACT - austrian business council for sustainable development
since 2012 Vice President, Eco Social Forum Austria and Europa
Business Consultant und Business Angel

Mag. Benedikt KOMMENDA

Managing Editor, "Rechtspanorama", Die Presse, Vienna

1981 Matura in Wien
1987 Mag. iur. an der Universität Wien
1988 Lehrredaktion in der Tageszeitung "Die Presse"
seit 1989 Redakteur, "Die Presse"
seit 1990 Verantwortlich für die wöchentlichen Schwerpunktseiten "Rechtspanorama", "Die Presse"
seit 1995 Chef vom Dienst, "Die Presse"
2010-2011 Lehraufträge an der Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Wien