Policy on official use of SMS and messaging apps

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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

EIB Infodesk, European Investment Bank

Dear Mr. Pace,

Thank you for your e-mail and interest in the European Investment Bank
(EIB), the long-term financing institution of the European Union.

We hereby confirm receipt of your query of 19 May 2021 received via the
AsktheEU website, which is being handled in line with the provisions of
the EIB Group Transparency Policy. We will revert to you as soon as
possible.

Many thanks for your kind understanding.

Yours sincerely,
Infodesk Team
European Investment Bank
[EIB request email]
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From: [FOI #9520 email]
To: [email address]
Cc:
Sent: 19/05/2021 15:29:07
Subject: access to documents request - Policy on official use of SMS and
messaging apps

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

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This is a request for access to information under Article 15 of the TFEU
and, where applicable, Regulation 1049/2001 which has been sent via the
AsktheEU.org website.

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[FOI #9520 email]

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EIB Infodesk, European Investment Bank

Dear Mr. Pace,

We refer to your message of 19 May 2021 addressed to the European
Investment Bank (EIB) via the AsktheEU.org website, requesting access to
documents and information related to the use of SMS and messaging apps by
EIB Staff for official business. Your request has been handled in
accordance with the provisions of the EIB Group Transparency Policy (1),
which applies to such requests addressed to the EIB.

We would like to inform you that we have not been able to identify in the
EIB files and databases any policy on the official use of SMS and
messaging apps. The EIB does not hold the requested documents falling
within the scope of your request and cannot therefore disclose them (2).

For your information, EIB staff, including senior managers, are bound to
respect the EIB Group Staff Code of Conduct (3) as well as the Staff
regulations (4) when communicating with tools provided by the Bank for
official business.

We hope you find this information useful and remain at your disposal
should you need any further clarifications (5),

Yours sincerely,

EIB Infodesk Team
European Investment Bank
[EIB request email]
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(1)
[1]http://www.eib.org/infocentre/publicatio....
(2) Art. 5.1, a), EIB-TP
(3)
[2]https://www.eib.org/en/publications/eib-...,
see in particular §§ 2.6 and 5.7
(4) [3]https://www.eib.org/en/publications/staf...
(5) In line with Art. 5.31 EIB-TP, in case of a total or partial refusal
following your initial application, you have the right to make a
confirmatory application asking the Bank to reconsider its position, or
lodge a complaint with the EIB Group Complaints Mechanism.

___________________________________________________________
From: [FOI #9520 email]
To: [email address]
Cc:
Sent: 19/05/2021 15:29:07
Subject: access to documents request - Policy on official use of SMS and
messaging apps

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

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This is a request for access to information under Article 15 of the TFEU
and, where applicable, Regulation 1049/2001 which has been sent via the
AsktheEU.org website.

Please kindly use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #9520 email]

If [EIB request email] is the wrong address for information requests to European
Investment Bank, please tell the AsktheEU.org team on email
[email address]

This message and all replies from European Investment Bank will be
published on the AsktheEU.org website. For more information see our
dedicated page for EU public officials at
[4]https://www.asktheeu.org/en/help/officers

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

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EIB Request Reference: IFD000010253912

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References

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1. http://www.eib.org/infocentre/publicatio....
2. https://www.eib.org/en/publications/eib-...,
3. https://www.eib.org/en/publications/staf...
4. https://www.asktheeu.org/en/help/officers