Ministerial Dinner with IT Companies

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Dear Home Affairs (HOME),

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:

1. All documents relating to the ministerial dinner on 8 October 2014 with IT firms including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft.

Specifically, I also request access to:

2. Any agenda, briefing document, presentation, correspondence or other document prepared in advance of the dinner, including any correspondence with the firms in question;

3. Any document or presentation circulated or presented at the dinner itself;

4. Any document recording details of the discussion at the dinner itself, including any report or summary of the discussion, list of agreed actions or follow up items.

Yours faithfully,

Dr TJ McIntyre

Dear Home Affairs (HOME),

I would like to request an internal review of my request of 9 October 2014 which has yet to receive even an acknowledgement.

The request can be seen at this address:
http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/minis...

Yours faithfully,

Dr TJ McIntyre

Generaldirektion Inneres

Dear Mr McIntyre,

We are sorry, but your e-mail from 9 October has never reached the HOME ACCESS mailbox, so naturally it could not have been acknowledged or registered.
We shall proceed with the registration of your request as soon as possible, unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements.
Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.
You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your request:
http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

Best regards,

HOME ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

European Commission
DG Home Affairs
[DG HOME request email]

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Dear Home Affairs (HOME),

Thank you for the prompt reply.

My postal address is:

UCD Sutherland School of Law
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Yours faithfully,

TJ McIntyre

Generaldirektion Inneres

Dear Dr McIntyre,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 31/10/2014. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 31/10/2014 under reference number GestDem 2014/5135.

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 21/11/2014. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

HOME ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

European Commission
DG Home Affairs
[DG HOME request email]

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TJ McIntyre hat eine Nachricht hinterlassen ()

The initial, entirely uninformative, response is available here:
https://pdf.yt/d/NLbLydlKtGgP48wG

An internal review will be sought.

Dear Home Affairs (HOME),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Affairs (HOME)'s handling of my FOI request 'Ministerial Dinner with IT Companies'.

In that request I sought access to:

"1. All documents relating to the ministerial dinner on 8 October 2014 with IT firms including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft.

Specifically, I also request access to:

2. Any agenda, briefing document, presentation, correspondence or other document prepared in advance of the dinner, including any correspondence with the firms in question;

3. Any document or presentation circulated or presented at the dinner itself;

4. Any document recording details of the discussion at the dinner itself, including any report or summary of the discussion, list of agreed actions or follow up items."

In his letter of 10 November 2014 Mr. Luyckx states that "Being an informal meeting, no specific document has been prepared for the event".

I find very surprising the claim that Ministerial dinners are so spontaneous and informal that there is no paperwork surrounding them.

At a minimum there must exist at least the following documents which would fall within the scope of my request:

(i) Correspondence between the two Commissioners arranging the dinner.

(ii) Correspondence with the firms in question arranging their attendance.

(iii) A list of attendees.

(iv) A note of the discussions.

(v) A note of the agreed actions.

I note that the press release of 9 October 2014, which is referred to in Mr. Luyckx's response, itself specifically states that "The participants discussed various possible ways of addressing the challenge. It was agreed to organise joint training and awareness raising workshops for the representatives of the law enforcement authorities, Internet industry and civil society." It is clear, therefore, that there is some record of the discussions and the agreed actions.

I would be obliged, therefore, if you would now review the handling of this request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/minis...

Yours faithfully,

Dr. TJ McIntyre

Generaldirektion Inneres

Dear Mr McIntyre,

Thank you for your email dated 18/11/2014, registered on 19/11/2014. I hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access to documents (ref.:
Ares(2014)3850568 – GESTDEM 2014/5135).

In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a response to your request within 15 working days (10/12/2014).

In case this deadline needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Best regards,

Bernadett BERCZELI
Access to Documents

European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit SG.B4 – Transparency

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Generaldirektion Inneres

Dear Mr McIntyre,

Please be informed that your request below has been forwarded to the Transparency unit of the Secretariat General, as they are the entity overseeing Access to Documents and responsible for the confirmatory requests.

European Commission
Secretary-General
Transparency unit SG-B-4
BERL 5/327
B-1049 Bruxelles
Email: [email address]

Kind regards,

HOME ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

European Commission
DG Home Affairs
[DG HOME request email]

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Generaldirektion Inneres

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Dear Dr. McIntyre,

 

Please find attached a note for your attention regarding your confirmatory
application GestDem 2014/5135.

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS (NL)

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European Commission
Secretariat General
B4 – Transparency

 

 

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Dear Dr McIntyre,

 

Please find attached a note for your attention regarding your confirmatory
application GestDem 2014/5135.

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS (NL)

[1]cid:image002.jpg@01CFC082.A6D14DD0
European Commission
Secretariat General
B4 – Transparency

 

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Dear Mr McIntyre,

 

Please find attached the answer concerning your submission of a
confirmatory application pursuant to Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission
documents, ref: GESTDEM 2014/5135.

 

NB: The original note will be sent to you by registered post; annexes only
transferred by email.

 

Best regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

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European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit SG.B4 – Transparency

 

 

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