Ref. Ares(2016)2052846 - 29/04/2016
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Directorate R. Management of resources
R.6. Document management and security
R.6/VK/RW D(2016) 2461319
By registered letter with acknowledgment of
1830 [postal address]
Advance copy by email: ask+request-2686-
Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2016/1767
We refer to your e-mail dated 12/03/2016 in which you make a request for access to documents,
registered on 16/03/2016 under the above mentioned reference number.
You request access to:
"On the topic of endocrine disruptors (also spelled: disrupters), all emails with in attachment
scientific studies, or in general documents containing conclusions drawn by scientists or
scientific organisations, sent to officials/representatives of the European Commission (all DGs,
including the SG) by third parties (between July 2013 and March 14th 2016)."
We would like to inform you that we identified one document with 4 attachments, and we enclose a
copy of them.
The document to which you have requested access contains personal data which has been redacted.
Pursuant to Article 4(1) (b) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, access to a document has to be
refused if its disclosure would undermine the protection of privacy and the integrity of the
individual, in particular in accordance with Community legislation regarding the protection of
personal data. The applicable legislation in this field is Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the
European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals
with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on
the free movement of such data1.
When access is requested to documents containing personal data, Regulation (EC) No 45/2001
becomes fully applicable2.
According to Article 8(b) of this Regulation, personal data shall only be transferred to recipients if
they establish the necessity of having the data transferred to them and if there is no reason to assume
that the legitimate rights of the persons concerned might be prejudiced.
1 Official Journal L 8 of 12.1.2001, p. 1
2 Judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU of 29 June 2010 in case 28/08 P, Commission/The Bavarian
Lager Co. Ltd, ECR 2010 I-06055.
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
We consider that, with the information available, the necessity of disclosing the aforementioned
personal data to you has not been established and/or that it cannot be assumed that such disclosure
would not prejudice the legitimate rights of the persons concerned. Therefore, we are disclosing the
documents requested expunged from this personal data.
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: [Dirección de correo del organismo DG SG]
document and the attachments
Electronically signed on 29/04/2016 11:50 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563