Mathias Schindler

Dear Translation,

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.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

Generaldirektion Übersetzung

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 08 June 2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 09 June 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/3527.

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 30 June 2020. 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 problems linked to the use of this system.
Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.
We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may have communicated to the Commission.
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If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address, and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply from, the Commission.

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Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG TRANSLATION
DGT Access to Documents team
[DGT request email]

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Generaldirektion Übersetzung

Dear Mr Schindler,

We refer to your e-mail of 8 June 2020 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 9 June 2020 under the reference number GESTDEM 2020/3527.

The description given in your application does not enable us to identify concrete documents, which would correspond to your request.

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, more particularly, the timeframe you are interested in, the names of representatives of Palantir you refer to, persons or bodies who drafted the documents etc.

In accordance with the third paragraph of Article 2 of the Detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 [1], the deadline of 15 working days for handling your application will start running when we receive the requested clarifications.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG TRANSLATION
DGT Access to Documents team
[DGT request email]

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Mathias Schindler

Dear Translation,

Thank you for your email. I am happy to assist you in providing more information. The company has been listed in the EU transparency register at https://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregiste... and you can find the names of some of their representatives in this list. Since a complete list of representatives is unavailable, I would like to emphasise that this request should not just cover the people listed in this entry.

The company was founded in 2004, the timeframe should not extend beyond this date.

Please indicate if more information is required.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

Generaldirektion Übersetzung

Dear Mr Schindler,

Thank you for replying to our email.
As we re-read your request we discovered that we need further clarifications.

- Under point b) of your original application below, you refer to "[Authority name]". Please clarify which authority you refer to.

- Still under point b), a parenthesis is opened immediately after the word "correspondence". As far as we can see, that parenthesis is not closed. This makes it impossible to understand the delimitation of point "b) correspondence". Please insert the parenthesis mark at the appropriate place to show where it ends.

- We asked for specification of the timeframe. Your reply is that "The company was founded in 2004, the timeframe should not extend beyond this date." Should we interpret that as a request for all documents between 2004-to date?

- Lastly, in your reply, you state that "Since a complete list of representatives is unavailable, I would like to emphasise that this request should not just cover the people listed in this entry." DGT has no means to investigate which people have been involved with Palantir since 2004. Therefore, if you wish us to research our archives for names of private individuals, please provide the names.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG TRANSLATION
DGT Access to Documents team

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Mathias Schindler

Dear Translation,

I appreciate the amount of scrutiny in processing my request.

"[Authority name]" is an error, that should mean "DG Translation". I regret the error.

b) should read

"b) correspondence (including within the DG Translation 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.

You can narrow down the request to the time frame 2018 to today.

The only names relevant to the request should be Noam Perski, Matt Long and Heinrich Rentmeister.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

ve_dgt.access-documents (DGT), Generaldirektion Übersetzung

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[1]Ares(2020)3868943 - RE: access to documents request - Work with
Palantir

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Dear Mr Schindler,

Please find enclosed Mr Martikonis' reply to your request of access to
documents.

Best regards,

European Commission
DG TRANSLATION
DGT Access to Documents team

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