Dear European Data Protection Supervisor,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

For the period between 26 April 2018 to date:

- a list of all lobby meetings held by this EU body with Facebook or its intermediaries. The list should include: date, individuals attending and organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed;
- all minutes and other reports of these meetings;
- all correspondence, including attachements (i.e. any emails, correspondence or telephone call notes) between this EU body (including the Director and the Cabinet) and Facebook or any intermediaries representing its interests; and
- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meeting and/or exchanged during the course of the meeting.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any doubts or question in regards to this confirmatory application.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Luisa Izuzquiza
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Rue d’Édimbourg 26
1050 Bruxelles

European Data Protection Supervisor, Europäischen Datenschutzbeauftragten

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Dear Ms Izuzquiza,

 

We acknowledge the receipt of your request which was registered on 8 March
2019. In accordance with Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission
documents, you will receive a reply within 15 working days (by 29 March
2019).

 

Your case has been registered with case number 2019-0252.

 

Please note that your personal data will only be processed for the
purposes of replying to your request and in accordance with the data
protection statement set out below. You can find the full version of our
data protection notice on access to documents requests on our [1]website.

 

You have lodged your application via the AskEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private website, which has no link with any institution of
the European Union. The European Data Protection Supervisor is not
accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this
system.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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European Data Protection Supervisor
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Office address: Rue Montoyer 30, B-1040 Brussels

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8. http://www.edps.europa.eu/
http://www.edps.europa.eu/
9. mailto:[EDPS request email]
10. mailto:[email address]

European Data Protection Supervisor, Europäischen Datenschutzbeauftragten

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Dear Madam,

 

Please find here attached a scanned version of a letter sent to you only
by email.

 

Best regards,

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D08819.F93340B0 EDPS Secretariat

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[2]Description: Description:
Email[3][EDPS request email]

European Data Protection Supervisor
Postal address: Rue Wiertz 60, B-1047 Brussels
Office address: Rue Montoyer 30, B-1040 Brussels

[4]Description: [6]Description: Description:
Description: Website[7]www.edps.europa.eu
Twitter[5]@EU_EDPS

 

This email
(and any
attachment)
may contain
information
that is
internal or
confidential.
Unauthorised
access, use or
other
processing is
not permitted.
If you are not
the intended
recipient
please inform
the sender by
reply and then
delete all
copies. Emails
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as they can be
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amended, and
infected with
viruses. The
EDPS therefore
cannot
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security of
correspondence
by email.

 

References

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5. http://twitter.com/EU_EDPS
http://twitter.com/EU_EDPS
7. http://www.edps.europa.eu/
http://www.edps.europa.eu/

Dear European Data Protection Supervisor,

Many thanks - I hereby confirm receipt of your response letter and the disclosed documents.

Yours sincerely,

Luisa Izuzquiza

Dear European Data Protection Supervisor,

Thank you for your response. Could you please confirm whether this implies that, taking into account the scope of my initial request, the only document the EDPS holds regarding interactions with Facebook is this e-mail chain?

In particular, the e-mails suggest a meeting between Facebook representatives and EDPS officials might have taken place in April 2018. Could the EDPS confirm whether this meeting took place, and, if so, if it holds documents that contain:
- date, individuals attending and organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed in this meeting;
- all minutes and other reports of this meeting; and/or
- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meeting and/or exchanged during the course of the meeting.

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Luisa Izuzquiza
Corporate Europe Observatory

European Data Protection Supervisor, Europäischen Datenschutzbeauftragten

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Dear Ms Izuzquiza,

 

We acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application in case file
2019-0252. Your application was registered on 2 April 2019.

 

In accordance with Article 8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents,
you will receive a reply within 15 working days (by 26 April 2019).

 

Yours sincerely,

 

  EDPS Secretariat

[1]| Tel. (+32) 228 31900  |
Fax +32(0)22831950  | ›  
Email  [2][EDPS request email]
European Data Protection
Supervisor
Postal address: Rue Wiertz 60,
B-1047 Brussels
Office address: Rue Montoyer 30,
B-1000 Brussels
[3]Twitter [4]@EU_EDPS  
[5]Website [6]www.edps.europa.eu
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attachment)
may contain
information
that is
internal or
confidential.
Unauthorised
access, use or
other
processing is
not permitted.
If you are not
the intended
recipient
please inform
the sender by
reply and then
delete all
copies. Emails
are not secure
as they can be
intercepted,
amended, and
infected with
viruses. The
EDPS therefore
cannot
guarantee the
security of
correspondence
by email.

 

 

References

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2. mailto:[EDPS request email]
4. http://twitter.com/EU_EDPS
http://twitter.com/EU_EDPS
6. http://www.edps.europa.eu/
http://www.edps.europa.eu/

Dear European Data Protection Supervisor,

Please note that my message of 2 April was not a confirmatory application, but rather a request for a clarification in regards to your initial response. I was therefore not filing an appeal; I just wanted to make sure that the documents you included in your response were indeed the only documents you hold falling under the scope of my request.

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Luisa Izuzquiza
Corporate Europe Observatory

European Data Protection Supervisor, Europäischen Datenschutzbeauftragten

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Dear Ms Izuzquiza,

 

Please find attached a scanned version of a letter sent to you by e-mail
only.

 

Best regards

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D08819.F93340B0 EDPS Secretariat

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+32
2
283
19
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Fax
+32
2
283
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[2]Description: Description:
Email[3][EDPS request email]

European Data Protection Supervisor
Postal address: Rue Wiertz 60, B-1047 Brussels
Office address: Rue Montoyer 30, B-1040 Brussels

[4]Description: [6]Description: Description:
Description: Website[7]www.edps.europa.eu
Twitter[5]@EU_EDPS

 

This email
(and any
attachment)
may contain
information
that is
internal or
confidential.
Unauthorised
access, use or
other
processing is
not permitted.
If you are not
the intended
recipient
please inform
the sender by
reply and then
delete all
copies. Emails
are not secure
as they can be
intercepted,
amended, and
infected with
viruses. The
EDPS therefore
cannot
guarantee the
security of
correspondence
by email.

 

 

References

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3. mailto:[EDPS request email]
5. http://twitter.com/EU_EDPS
http://twitter.com/EU_EDPS
7. http://www.edps.europa.eu/
http://www.edps.europa.eu/