Dear European Food Safety Authority,
Palantir Technologies, Inc. is a private company supplying products and services.
I am asking for any information related to palantir and its products and services, including
a) meeting records (drafts, memos, invitations, appointments, cancellations) involving Palantir officials and people representing Palantir and their interests
b) correspondence (including within the [Authority name] and with the European institutions concerning Palantir technologies and / or its products and services or the regulatory environment of the EU that affects their products and services. This may include policy papers, consultation input, memoranda or any other form of information.
c) invoices, tenders, service agreements, purchases, orders, procurement documents, offers etc. concerning products and services using Palantir Technologies.
Please do not transfer this request to another Autority, this is a request specifically for you. Do not exclude short-lived documents or documents considered to be unimportant under archiving rules.
Please ensure that information that is considered to be excempt for access for this request is not automatically deleted within to make sure that subsequent confirmatory applications and legal appeals as well as Ombudsman office inquiries can still access and assess them.
Dear Mr Schindler,
Thank you very much for your email reported below of which I hereby
acknowledge receipt. We would like to inform you that this request for
access to documents has been registered at EFSA as PAD 2020/068, and it is
processed as quickly as possible in accordance with the provisions of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to documents (hereinafter
“the PAD Regulation”).
However, we regret to inform you that due to the fact that we are still
gathering the elements pertaining to the processing of your request, we
have to extend the deadline to reply to your request by 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of the PAD Regulation. Please accept our
apologies for any inconvenience caused by this delay.
We will revert to you by 20 July 2020 at the latest.
EFSA public access to documents Team
Legal and Assurance Services Unit
Parma, 20 July 2020
Ref. DD/UP/mm (2020) – out-23621495
e-mail: [FOI #8092 email]
Re: Your request for public access to documents of 8 June 2020
Ref.: PAD 2020/068
Dear Mr Schindler
I refer to your request for access to documents of 8 June 2020 registered
as PAD 2020/068, by means of which you requested access to “any
information related to Palantir and its products and services, including
a) meeting records (drafts, memos, invitations, appointments,
cancellations) involving Palantir officials and people representing
Palantir and their interests
b) correspondence (including within the [Authority name] and with the
European institutions concerning Palantir technologies and / or its
products and services or the regulatory environment of the EU that affects
their products and services. This may include policy papers, consultation
input, memoranda or any other form of information.
c) invoices, tenders, service agreements, purchases, orders, procurement
documents, offers etc. concerning products and services using Palantir
We have assessed your request in accordance with Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to documents and after internal
verification on the existence of any document pertaining to the scope of
your request, I should inform you that EFSA is not in the possession of
any of the required documents. Please note that in application of the case
law of the Union Courts, a presumption of legality is attached to any
statement made by an Institution concerning the non-existence of documents
requested. See in this regard Case T-42/05, Williams v Commission,
T-380/04, ECLI:EU:T:2008:325; Joined Cases T-110/03, Ioannis Terezakis
v. Commission, ECLI:EU:T:2008:19; Case T-150/03, Sison v. Council
To exercise your right to appeal against this decision of non-existence of
documents by a confirmatory application, you may write to EFSA at the
address below. You have fifteen working days from receipt of this letter
to appeal. In case your submit a confirmatory application, EFSA will
inform you of the outcome of this re-examination of your request within
fifteen working days of receipt. In this case, you will also be informed
of any further appeal routes available.
Confirmatory applications must be sent to:
Bernhard Url, Executive Director
Via Carlo Magno 1/A
IT – 43126 Parma
E-mail: [email address]
Finally, please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further
clarification or information.
EFSA Public Access to Documents team
Legal & Assurance Services / Business Services Department
Via Carlo Magno 1A
43126 Parma (Italy)
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