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Ref. Ares(2014)266139 - 04/02/2014
EUROPEAN COMMISSION 
Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology 
 
 
  The Director-General 
 
Brussels,  
CONNECT/H4/JG/as Ares(2014) 
 
Mr Pascoe Sabido 
Subject: 
Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2013/6094 under 
Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and 
Commission documents  

 
Dear Mr Sabido, 
We refer to your e-mail dated 03/12/2013 in which you make a request for access to documents, 
registered on 05/12/2013 under the above-mentioned reference number. In response to our e-mail to 
you of 18/12/2013, you clarified on 06/01/2014 that your request is limited to the areas of "data 
privacy/protection" and "copyright and licensing", and to the time period of the current European 
Parliament. 
With respect to request No 1: 
1. A list of all meetings between DG CNECT and Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, T-mobile, 
Microsoft, Telefonica Spain, RTL Group or DailyMotion regarding the digital agenda, data 
privacy/protection and in particular activities of the aforementioned stakeholders which have 
contravened existing national or EU-level regulations and subsequently led to sanctions, 
financial or otherwise. 
 
 
We regret to inform you that no documents were found that would correspond to the description given 
in your application (i.e. a list of all meetings). We are, therefore, unable to handle your application.  
Please be informed that during the relevant time period DG CNECT has held one meeting with one of 
the legal entities listed by you regarding data privacy/protection. However, in order to protect the 
commercial interests of the legal entity the name of the company cannot be disclosed. We further 
inform you that there are no minutes from the meeting in question. 
 
With respect to request No 2: 
2. Minutes and reports of all above meetings 
 
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111 
Office: BU25, 6/183 - Tel. direct line +32 229-55162 - Fax +32 229-67244 
 
xxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxx@xx.xxxxxx.xx 

 
 
 
We regret to inform you that no documents were found that would correspond to the description given 
in your application. We are, therefore, unable to handle your application.  
With respect to request No 3: 
3. All correspondence (including emails) between DG CNECT and Vodafone, Deutsche 
Telekom, T-mobile, Microsoft, Telefonica Spain, RTL Group or DailyMotion regarding the 
digital agenda, data privacy/protection and in particular activities of the aforementioned 
stakeholders which have contravened existing national or EU-level regulations and 
subsequently led to sanctions, financial or otherwise. 
 
We regret to inform you that no documents were found that would correspond to the description given 
in your application. We are, therefore, unable to handle your application.  
Please note that in accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001, you are entitled to make 
a confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review the position above.  
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon receipt of this 
letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address: 
European Commission 
Secretary-General 
Transparency Unit SG-B-4 
BERL 5/327 
B-1049 Bruxelles 
or by email to: xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxx.xx 
 
Yours faithfully, 
                                                          (e-Signed) 
Robert Madelin