Access to microdata for scientific purposes in the context of recent misuse
Paul Graf made this acceso a documentos request to Eurostat
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Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001 and in the recent context of alleged scientific research parties using Facebook data for commercial use, I request from you the following:
A list of all receivers for the years 2016 and 2017 of Eurostat microdata that allegedly have received your data for "scientific purposes only" as you describe on your website: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/microdata.
The list should include the following details:
1) Receiver (names of: legal entities, institutions and individuals receiving the data)
2) Data-Set shared (description of the microdata-set shared by you with the Receiver)
3) Purpose for which the data has been requested (declared scientific purpose)
4) Confirmation (or not) that Eurostat has received research results derived from the data
5) If Eurostat has confirmed deletion of the shared microdata after its use (specify if receivers self-audit or if Eurostat exerts its own auditing)
Thank you for your request for access to documents.
Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required 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.
You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your request:
I have already filed a complaint with the Ombudsman concerning your address data requirement.
As you may remember, you already asked me for my address and I didn't comply:
This information request will not be different and I will handle it in the same way I'm handling the above mentioned one.
In other words, I insist in asking you to provide me with the requested information and I confirm you that I will not provide you with an address.
Dear Mr Graf,
We refer to your email dated 10/04/2018, copied below.
In response to the question you raised, please be informed that the Commission's latest position regarding the postal address requirement is reflected in our reply to the Ombudsman of 9 March 2017, which can be found on the Ombudsman website (https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/cases...).
The Commission has been asked to provide its reply to the Ombudsman's final conclusions on this topic by the end of the first quarter of 2018, and this reply will also be made available on the Ombudsman's website.
We also refer to our reply to you of 29/12/2017 in which we set out our reasons for requesting a postal address.
Thank you for your understanding.
Thanks for your answer and for publishing a link to your position on this matter.
I disagree with the Commission's position and I insist on Eurostat fulfilling my request.