Opinion of the legal service of the Commission concerning the German law on hatespeech on facebook

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

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:

The opinion of the legal Service of the EU Commission concerning Germany´s law on hate speech on Facebook (NetzDG)

Yours faithfully,

Silke Wettach

Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien

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Dear Mrs Wettach,
Thank you for your request for access to documents (below).
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Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience.
Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of
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Cellule 'Accès aux documents'
European Commission
SG/B/4 - Transparence

BERL 05/315
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 296 09 97
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Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien

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Dear Ms Wettach,


We refer to your request for access to documents under Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and
Commission documents (OJ L 145, 31.05.2001, page 43).


Your request is currently being handled. However, in view of the number
and nature of the requests for access to documents the Legal Service is
dealing with, we will not be in a position to complete the processing of
your request within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires
today. For this reason, we will need to extend the time limit by 15
working days in accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001. The new time limit expires on 20/09/2017.


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


Yours sincerely,



Legal Assistant


European Commission
Legal Service
BERL 01/070
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 229 -68637





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Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien

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Dear Ms Wettach,
You will find attached an advanced copy of the Legal Service's reply to
your request for access to documents. The original version will be sent to
you by certified mail.
Yours sincerely,
European Commission
Legal Service
Information and Documentation
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
sj-access-docs @ec.europa.eu