Meeting with TikTok

Alexander Fanta made this Informationsfreiheit request to Generaldirektion Inneres

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Alexander Fanta

Dear Migration and Home Affairs,

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:

- All documents relating to a meeting between Commissioner Ylva Johansson, cabinet members and TikTok on 26/10/2021. This includes meeting minutes, e-mails and any other communication related to said meeting.

- Other documents related to TikTok or originating from exchanges (e-mails, etc.) with TikTok since November 1, 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Fanta

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[1]your application for access to documents, reference number GESTDEM
2022/2850. - Ares(2022)3797176  (Please use this link only if you are an
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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 18 May 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered under
reference number GESTDEM 2022/2850.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on
14/06/2022. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the
European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or
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Yours faithfully,
Access to Documents Team

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Dear Mr Fanta,

We refer to your email of 18/05/2022 in which you make a request for access to documents registered on the same day under the reference number GESTDEM 2022/2850.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a position to complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 14/06/2022.

An extended time limit is needed as the application concerns documents held by different Services and documents originating form third parties, which must be consulted. Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 06/07/2022.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

Secretariat D4

European Commission
Directorate-General Migration & Home Affairs
D4: Security in the Digital Age
46 Rue de Luxembourg | B-1049 Brussels | Belgium

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Dear Sir,

We refer to your e-mail of 18 May 2022 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the same day under the above-mentioned
reference number.

We also refer to our holding reply of 14 June 2022, in which the time
limit for replying to your initial request was extended by 15 working
days, pursuant to Article 7(3) of Regulation 1049/2001.

The extended time limit expires on 05 July 2022.

We regret to have to inform you that we are not able to respond within the
extended time limit, as we have not yet finalised internal consultations.
We can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with a final
reply as soon as possible.

We regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,

HOME ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM, Generaldirektion Inneres

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Dear applicant,

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents
registered under reference GestDem 2022/2850 (along with its attachments).


Please note, that in light of the Commission’s pledge to become a
paperless administration, unless there is as a particular reason to send a
reply by registered mail, we only send replies by e-mail.


We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [email address].


Kind regards

Secretariat HOME D4