Ref. Ares(2020)3708750 - 14/07/2020
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Services in the Single Market and Digitalisation
Services Directive and Policy
Mr Olivier Hoedeman
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
Subject: Request for access to documents – GESTDEM No. 2020/4113
Dear Mr Hoedeman,
Thank you for your e-mail of 7 July 2020 which was registered on the same day,
requesting access to documents under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public
access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (OJ L145, 31 May
2001, page 43 and following).
SCOPE OF YOUR REQUEST
Your e-mail requested access to documents as follows:
-”the European Commission's responses to stakeholders who commented on Services
Directive Notification (IMI report No 92633.1, concerning Draft Regulation No 1/2019
of the Formentera Island Council)”.
DESCRIPTION OF DOCUMENTS IDENTIFIED
Concerning your request to access “the European Commission's responses to
stakeholders who commented on Services Directive Notification (IMI report No 92633.1,
concerning Draft Regulation No 1/2019 of the Formentera Island Council)”
identified two documents that match the scope of your request. The list with those
documents is in the annex.
Those two documents are the acknowledgments of receipt sent by the European
Commission to stakeholders.
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111 https://ec.europa.eu/growth/index_en
FULL DISCLOSURE OF 2 DOCUMENTS
We would like to inform you that two identified documents are fully disclosed1.
The documents to which you have requested access contain personal data such as the
names, contact details and handwritten signatures of natural persons.
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.
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
document, 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 the assessment that the expunged data are personal data
which can only be disclosed if such disclosure is legitimate under the rules of personal data
protection, you are entitled, in accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001, to
make 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 Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address:
Transparency unit SG-B-4
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acting Head of Unit
1 Except for redaction of personal data. Please see reference below.
Electronically signed on 13/07/2020 14:35 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563