Data retention study

Peter Pirate made this access to documents request to Migration and Home Affairs

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

It appears you have commissioned a study on the controversial policy of data retention, as requested by the Council.

Please provide access to documents pertaining to this, such as tender, contract/agreements etc.

Yours faithfully,
Patrick Breyer MEP (HOME), Migration and Home Affairs

[1]Ares(2020)27045 - RE: access to documents request - Data retention

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Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required
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You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your


Best regards,

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DG Migration and Home Affairs
Access to Documents Team

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Dear Sir/Madam,

my postal address is Rue Wiertz 60, 1040 Bruxelles. However please correspond electronically.

Yours sincerely,
Patrick Breyer (HOME), Migration and Home Affairs

[1]Ares(2020)141200 - your application for access to documents, reference
number GestDem 2020/0179.

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Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 3/01/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered under
reference number GestDem 2020/0179.

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
31/01/2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

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Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG Migration and Home Affairs
Access to Documents Team

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Migration and Home Affairs

Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No


Dear Mr Breyer,


We refer to your e-mail dated 03/01/2020 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 10/01/2020 under the above mentioned
reference number.


Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 31/01/2020.


An extended time limit is needed as part of the documents requested
originate from third parties which have been consulted.


Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 21/02/2020.


We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.


Yours faithfully,


DG HOME D.4 - Cybercrime

+32 (2) 29 97882

BRU-LX46 03/186


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2 Attachments

Please find attached document Ares(2020)913694 from PARIAT Monique (HOME) dated 12/02/2020.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2020)913694 de PARIAT Monique (HOME) daté du 12/02/2020.