Ref. Ares(2020)2348099 - 04/05/2020
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Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2020/2243
Dear Ms Omidiran,
We refer to your e-mail dated 17 April 2020 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered on 20 April 2020 under the above-mentioned reference number.
Your application concerns the document identified under reference Ares(2020)2044860.
Please find the identified document enclosed with this letter. However, I regret to inform
you that I cannot give you access to some parts of the document.
A complete disclosure of the document is prevented by the exception concerning the
protection of privacy and the integrity of the individual outlined in Article 4(1)(b) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, because they contain: names and contact information of
Commission staff members not pertaining to the senior management; names and contact
details of other natural persons; other information relating to an identified.
Article 9(1)(b) of the Data Protection Regulation does not allow the transmission of these
personal data, except if you prove that it is necessary to have the data transmitted to you
for a specific purpose in the public interest and where there is no reason to assume that
the legitimate interests of the data subject might be prejudiced. In your request, you do
not express any particular interest to have access to these personal data nor do you put
forward [any] arguments to establish the necessity to have the data transmitted for a
specific purpose in the public interest.
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Office: BU24 01/078 - Tel. direct line +32 229-50164
Consequently, I conclude that, pursuant to Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001, access cannot be granted to the personal data contained in the requested
documents, as the need to obtain access thereto for a purpose in the public interest has not
been substantiated and there is no reason to think that the legitimate interests of the
individuals concerned would not be prejudiced by disclosure of the personal data concerned.
In case you would disagree with this position, you are entitled, in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, to submit a confirmatory application requesting the
Commission to review this position.
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon receipt
of this letter to the Secretariat-General of the Commission at the following address:
Unit C.1. ‘Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents’
B-1049 Brussels, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Luca DE CARLI
Electronically signed on 30/04/2020 14:15 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563