Input provided by DG JUSTICE and DG CNECT to DG HOME's interservice consultations on the CSAM proposal (chat control) and the BIK+

The request was partially successful.

Simeon de Brouwer

Dear Migration and Home Affairs,

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:

- Input provided by DG JUSTICE to DG HOME's interservice consultations on the CSAM proposal* and on the BIK+**
- Input provided by DG CNECT to DG HOME's interservice consultations on the CSAM proposal* and on the BIK+**
Similarly, I am requesting any documented input and feedback provided on these two files by:
- the Fundamental Rights Agency
- Europol.

*The CSAM or ChatControl proposal is the "Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse" (
**The BIK+ is the "European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids" (

The documents I am looking for include in particular emails as well as Word documents/PDFs wherein the feedback on elements of the proposals are expressed. They may not be restricted to the strict period of the interservice consultation and may for instance be minutes of meetings prior or posterior.
Thank you very much in advance for the work this represents.

Yours faithfully,

Siméon de Brouwer, Migration and Home Affairs

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address. This is necessary for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements.

Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.

Alternatively, you may use directly the electronic form available on the Europa website:

Best regards,
HOME Access to Documents Team

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Simeon de Brouwer

Dear [email address],

The address is [ADDRESS REDACTED]

Yours sincerely,

Simeon de Brouwer, Migration and Home Affairs

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 18 July 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 19 July 2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/4150.

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 10 August 2022. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

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Yours faithfully,
HOME Access to Documents Team

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Dear Sir,

We refer to your e-mail of 18 July 2022 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 19 July 2022 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 10 August 2022.

An extended time limit is needed as the application concerns documents
held by different Services, which must be consulted.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit by 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 1 September

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

Yours faithfully,



HOME NOTIFICATIONS D4, Migration and Home Affairs

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Dear applicant,
Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents registered under reference GestDem 2022/4150 (along with its attachments).

Please note, that in light of the Commission’s pledge to become a paperless administration, unless there is as a particular reason to send a reply by registered mail, we only send replies by e-mail.

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present e-mail by replying to [email address].

Kind regards
Secretariat HOME D4