Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

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:

(i) a list of meetings between DG CNECT officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and her Cabinet) and
- representatives of collaborative economy platform companies (such as, but not limited to, Amazon (including Amazon Mechanical Turk/ ‘MTurk’), Deliveroo, TaskRabbit, Upwork, HomeAway, ClickWorker, Wimdu, Interhome, etc);
- consultancies or law firms acting for any of these companies (such as, but not limited to, FIPRA International, FTI Consulting, Covington & Burling, Technology Policy Advocates, acumen public affairs, Gide Loyrette Nouel, Flint Europe, EUROS / AGENCY, Delany & Covely, etc);
- representatives of the Consumer Choice Center, Sharing Economy Ireland, Asociación Española de la Economía Digital (adigital), and any other collaborative economy platform interest groups; and,
- representatives of cross-sectoral industry federations (such as, but not limited to, BusinessEurope and AmCham EU),
at which the Collaborative Economy Communication, or follow-up to it, was discussed (since January 2015);

(ii) minutes and other reports of these meetings;

(iii) all correspondence (including emails) between DG CNECT officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and Cabinet) and representatives of the entities listed in part (i), concerning the Collaborative Economy Communication, or follow-up to it, since January 2015.

I am aware of previous access to documents requests published on the website asktheeu.org which cover some of the documents that I am interested in (namely those registered under GestDem 2017/5435 and GestDem 2017/5430). Therefore, please consider my request to exclude the following organisations, which are covered under these earlier requests: Uber, AirBnB, European Internet Forum, the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), European Holiday Home Association (EHHA), Sharing Economy, European Collaborative Economy Forum (EUCoLab) and European Digital Media Association (EdIMA).

I would be grateful if you could take the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour into account when considering (i) of this request.

I would also kindly ask that you release documents relating to this request as soon as they are ready (ie in instalments, if necessary). I am aware that part (iii) may take longer for you to prepare, so I would appreciate if you could ensure that parts (i) and (ii) are not delayed whilst part (iii) is being prepared.

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Tansey

Postal Address:
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brussels
Belgium

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[5]Ares(2019)444722 - RE: access to documents request - Lobbying re.
Collaborative Economy - DG CNECT - Gestdem 2019/0469

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 13/12/2018. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
25/01/2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/0469.

 

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 15/02/2019. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private third-party website which has no link with any
institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission
cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to
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published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence.

 

In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

 

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[5]Ares(2019)710904 - Your application for access to documents - Ref.
GestDem No. 2019/0469

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Dear Ms. Tansey,

We refer to your application for access to documents dated 13/12/2018 in
which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 25/01/2019
under the above mentioned reference number.

Following a first assessment of your request and on the basis of Article
6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, we would like to receive some
clarifications on the documents that you are interested in. More
specifically, please could you confirm that you are interested in meetings
and documents related specifically to the 2016 Communication on
collaborative economy. In case that your request should be understood more
broadly we would like to ask you to further clarify the scope of your
request.

Moreover, in your request you also express interest in meetings and
documents relating to the “follow-up” to such Communication. In this
regard we would also like to receive clarifications on the type of
“follow-up” that you had in mind and whether you are interested in
meetings and documents where the 2016 Communication on collaborative
economy is specifically mentioned. In relation to this part of your
request, we also make reference to a similar access to documents request
(GestDem 2018/6883) that you have lodged on 13/12/2018 with DG GROW who is
the lead DG for the aforementioned Communication. In the context of this
request you already provided clarifications on the type of “follow-up” you
are interested in. Please let us know in case the clarification provided
in that context also applies in this case.

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us by email to:
[6][email address]

In accordance with Article 2, third paragraph of the Implementing Rules to
Regulation 1049/2001, the 15 working days time limit for handling your
application will start running when we receive the requested
clarifications.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
European Commission
DG CONNECT
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

 

 

 

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

Thank you for your email of 7th February 2019 (copied below), asking for clarifications re. my request GestDem No. 2019/0469. I confirm that I am interested in meetings and documents related specifically to the 2016 Communication on collaborative economy. With regard to the type of 'follow-up' I am interested in, I confirm that, in relation to this part of my request, the clarification I provided to DG GROW re. my similar request (GestDem 2018/6883) to them (namely, that for the period after the communication's adoption, I am interested in meetings and documents in which the 2016 Communication was subject of discussion), should also be considered to apply in this case.

With regard to your reference to Article 2, third paragraph of the Implementing Rules to Regulation 1049/2001, that states that the 15 working days time limit for handling my application will start running when you receive the requested clarifications, I would like to note the following:
- my original request was tabled on 13 December 2018;
- I did not receive acknowledgement of receipt of this request until 25 January 2019, when my request was registered under reference number GestDem 2019/0469;
- I was given no explanation for the 1.5 month delay in registering my request;
- in the the email registering my request, you informed me that my application would be handled within 15 working days, with that time limit to expire on 15/02/2019;
- nearly two weeks (9 working days) later, you asked me for clarification of my request, stating that the 15 working day time limit would newly apply once you have received my clarification.

Given the extraordinary delay in registering my request, and the fact that your request for clarification did not come until nearly 2/3 of the 15 working day time limit that I was initially informed of had passed, I would kindly ask you to respond to this request as swiftly as is possible, and without further delays.

I hope my clarification suffices, and if you have any further questions, please let me know promptly.

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Tansey

From: DG CNECT
Re: Your application for access to documents - Ref. GestDem No. 2019/0469
Sent: 07/02/19
Dear Ms. Tansey,

We refer to your application for access to documents dated 13/12/2018 in
which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 25/01/2019
under the above mentioned reference number.

Following a first assessment of your request and on the basis of Article
6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, we would like to receive some
clarifications on the documents that you are interested in. More
specifically, please could you confirm that you are interested in meetings
and documents related specifically to the 2016 Communication on
collaborative economy. In case that your request should be understood more
broadly we would like to ask you to further clarify the scope of your
request.

Moreover, in your request you also express interest in meetings and
documents relating to the “follow-up” to such Communication. In this
regard we would also like to receive clarifications on the type of
“follow-up” that you had in mind and whether you are interested in
meetings and documents where the 2016 Communication on collaborative
economy is specifically mentioned. In relation to this part of your
request, we also make reference to a similar access to documents request
(GestDem 2018/6883) that you have lodged on 13/12/2018 with DG GROW who is
the lead DG for the aforementioned Communication. In the context of this
request you already provided clarifications on the type of “follow-up” you
are interested in. Please let us know in case the clarification provided
in that context also applies in this case.

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us by email to:
[6][email address]

In accordance with Article 2, third paragraph of the Implementing Rules to
Regulation 1049/2001, the 15 working days time limit for handling your
application will start running when we receive the requested
clarifications.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
European Commission
DG CONNECT
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

Redes de Comunicación, Contenido y Tecnologías (CNECT)

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
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Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
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supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
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Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
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Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
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Dear Ms. Tansey,

We refer to your access to documents request dated 13/12/18 and registered
on 25/01/19 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 28/02/2019.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns documents
held by different Services which must be consulted and most of the
documents falling within the scope of your application originate from
third parties which are being consulted.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 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 21/03/2019.

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

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
European Commission
DG CONNECT
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Tansey,

Please find attached document Ares(2019)1879442 regarding "Your application for access to documents - Ref GestDem 2019/0469" sent by Ms Katleen Engelbosch, Head of Unit 'Compliance & Planning' on 21/03/2019.

Best regards,

European Commission
DG CONNECT — ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Avenue de Beaulieu, 25
B-1160 Brussels/Belgium