Transparency, accountability and liability
There is a growing demand for public sector transparency and accountability. Different levels of government adopt (internal) auditing schemes, enact public transparency regulations and try to provide citizens and enterprises with cost-efficient and effective legal recourse against government action. In this respect, there is a growing number of liability claims against government.
We advise on public transparency obligations, such as access to information (including e-government solutions), data protection, obligations of information and motivation, etc.
We also assist government in setting up and managing (internal) audit, control and benchmark schemes as well as in drafting activity reports, policy statements.
Finally, we represent both government and private clients before the courts in relation to liability claims made against government.