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Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2021/8026
Dear Mr Youriev,
We refer to your e-mail dated 9 December 2021 in which you make a request for access
to documents, registered on 10 December 2021 2021 the same day under the above-
mentioned reference number.
You requested access to: “All correspondence, including emails, sent and received since
01/01/2021, between the Commissioner for Climate Action, his cabinet, his officials, and
any other representatives of DG CLIMA, and representatives from the International Air
Transport Association (IATA)
DG CLIMA has identified two documents within the scope of the application.
13 October 2021
4 October 2021
Following an examination of the documents under the provisions of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001, I regret to inform you that a complete disclosure of the documents is prevented
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by the exception concerning the protection of privacy and the integrity of the individual
outlined in Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, because it contains: names
and contact information of Commission staff members not pertaining to the senior
management; names and contact details of other natural persons and other information
relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Article 9(1)(b) of the Data Protection Regulation does not allow the transmission of these
personal data, except if you prove that it is necessary to have the data transmitted to you for
a specific purpose in the public interest and where there is no reason to assume that the
legitimate interests of the data subject might be prejudiced. In your request, you do not
express any particular interest to have access to these personal data nor do you put forward
any arguments to establish the necessity to have the data transmitted for a specific purpose
in the public interest.
Consequently, I conclude that, pursuant to Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001, access cannot be granted to the personal data contained in the documents, as the
need to obtain access thereto for a purpose in the public interest has not been substantiated
and there is no reason to think that the legitimate interests of the individuals concerned
would not be prejudiced by disclosure of the personal data concerned.
In case you would disagree with this position, you are entitled, in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, to submit 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 Secretariat-General of the Commission at the following address:
Unit C.1. ‘Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents’
B-1049 Brussels, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Luca DE CARLI
Electronically signed on 10/02/2022 11:21 (UTC+01) in accordance with article 11 of Commission Decision C(2020) 4482