Policy on official use of SMS and messaging apps

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators did not have the information requested.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

All documents—including but not limited to internal staff policies or handbooks, correspondence, emails, minutes, notes (hand written or electronic), audio or video recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, presentations or training materials regarding your policies on the use by staff, including senior managers and of SMS and messaging apps (such as Whatsapp, Signal, Telegram, Twitter direct messages, Facebook Messenger etc.) for official business.

In consideration of the environment and the current circumstances with the COVID pandemic I would prefer to receive documents electronically.

I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6. I reserve the right to appeal.

Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.

If anything is unclear or would benefit from further discussion please do not hesitate to contact me on +44 7525 592 738. My address for any written correspondence necessary is Barnaby Pace, Global Witness, Rue Belliard 53, 1000, Bruxelles, Belgique.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Barnaby Pace

DOCUMENTS-ACCESS, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

We refer to your e-mail dated 19 May 2021 in which you make a request for access to documents.

We regret to inform you that no documents were found that would correspond to the description given in your application.

Indeed, as specified in Article 2(3) of Regulation 1049/2001, the right of access as defined in that regulation applies only to existing documents in the possession of the institution.

Given that no such documents have been identified, the Agency is not in a position to handle your request.

In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001, you are entitled to make a confirmatory application requesting the Agency to review this position.
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon receipt of this letter to the Director of the Agency at the following address:
Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
Trg Republike 3
1000 – Ljubljana
or by email to: [email address]

Yours faithfully,

The Access to Documents Coordinator.

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