Dear Madam, Sir,

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:

All e-mails, papers, proposals, and progress reports related to the ‘Electronic AccesS to European Commission Documents’ (EASE) project, including but not limited to the 'Artificial Intelligence Study' ( "whose aim is to identify ‘use cases’ where artificial intelligence techniques could simplify the handling of applications for access to documents", according to the REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION on the application in 2019 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents)

I prefer to receive these documents digitally, so please consider the environment by not sending me postal mail.

Sincerely,
Peter Teffer

postal address:
Peter Teffer
Ekko Voorkamer
Bemuurde Weerd WZ 3
3513 BH Utrecht
The Netherlands

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Informatique

[1]Ares(2020)5544282 - access to documents request - EASE and Artificial
Intelligence Study --- Ref. Gestdem 2020/6149

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 14 October 2020. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 15 October 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/6149.

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 6 November 2020. In case this time limit
needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via 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 the use of this system.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission.
For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s
privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
Privacy statement – access to documents.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency

Afficher les sections citées

ISLER Catherine, Informatique

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[5]Ares(2020)6338693 - Your application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2020/6149 - 1st holding letter

Sent by ISLER Catherine (SG) <[email address]>. All responses
have to be sent to this email address.
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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

I refer to your email of 14 October 2020, registered on 15 October 2020,
by which you submit an access to documents request in accordance with
Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001").

 

Your request is currently being handled. Unfortunately, we have not yet
been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a full analysis
of your request and to take a final decision.

Therefore, we are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request
within the prescribed time limit expiring on 6 November 2020.
Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new
deadline expires on 27 November 2020.

 

However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with
a final reply within the next 15 working days. I regret this additional
delay and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

SG.C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

 

 

References

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5. https://webgate.ec.testa.eu/Ares/documen...

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Informatique

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[5]Ares(2020)6338834 - Your application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2020/6149 - 1st holding letter

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Teffer,

 

I refer to your email of 14 October 2020, registered on 15 October 2020,
by which you submit an access to documents request in accordance with
Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001").

 

Your request is currently being handled. Unfortunately, we have not yet
been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a full analysis
of your request and to take a final decision.

Therefore, we are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request
within the prescribed time limit expiring on 6 November 2020.
Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new
deadline expires on 27 November 2020.

 

However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with
a final reply within the next 15 working days. I regret this additional
delay and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

[6]cid:image001.gif@01D13362.41D673C0

European Commission

Secretariat General

SG.C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

 

 

References

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3. file:///tmp/~~themedata~~
4. file:///tmp/~~colorschememapping~~
5. https://webgate.ec.testa.eu/Ares/documen...

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Informatique

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Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data
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Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

[5]Ares(2020)7088567 - Your application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2020/6149 - 2nd holding letter

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
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réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Teffer,

 

We refer to your email of 14 October 2020 in which you submit a request
for access to documents, registered on 15 October 2020, under the above
mentioned reference number. We also refer to our holding letter of 4
November 2020.

 

Your application in currently being handled. Unfortunately, we have not
yet been able to gather all the elements required to carry out a full
analysis of your request in order to take a decision. Therefore, we regret
to inform you hereby that we will not be in a position to reply to your
request within the prescribed time limit which expires on 27 November
2020.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause but
we would like to reassure you that we will do our utmost to provide you
with a reply as soon as possible.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

[6]cid:image001.gif@01D13362.41D673C0

European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

 

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5. https://webgate.ec.testa.eu/Ares/documen...

Dear Madam, Sir,

I refer to my application for access to documents, which was registered on 15 October 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/6149. The Commission was unable to handle my request within 15 working days, and requested an additional 15 working days, with the new deadline expiring on 27 November 2020.

On 25 November I was informed that the Commission was not able to reply within the prescribed time limit, but that it was doing its "utmost to provide [me] with a reply as soon as possible".

It is now 8 December, seven working days since the extended deadline expired. Legally, the Commission should have replied by now. Please make sure my request is answered without delay.

All the best
Peter Teffer

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Informatique

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[5]Ares(2020)7439591 - Your initial application for access to documents
under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2020/6149

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Teffer,

 

I am writing in reference to your email of 14 October 2020, registered on
the same day, by which you lodge a confirmatory application in accordance
with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents  (hereafter
Regulation 1049/2001).

 

I also refer to our holding reply dated 6 November 2020, by which the time
limit for replying to your confirmatory request was extended by 15 working
days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of the Regulation. This extended time limit
expired on 27 November 2020.

 

Unfortunately, we are not yet in a position to provide you with our reply
within this deadline as we could not gather all the elements that are
necessary for an answer. However, I can assure you that we are doing our
utmost to provide you with a final reply before 18 December 2020. I regret
this additional delay and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this
may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

[6]cid:image001.gif@01D13362.41D673C0

European Commission

Secretariat General

SG.C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

 

 

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Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Informatique

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached an advance copy of the reply to your initial request
for access to documents registered under the number GESTDEM 2020/6149.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to documents team (rc)
SG.C.1
Transparency
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Dear Madam, Sir,

I refer to my access to documents request registered under the number GESTDEM 2020/6149. I confirm receipt of the reply dated 23 December 2020, and the attached documents. I accept your apologies for the late reply and would like to express my appreciation for the wide partial access to the document.

Happy 2021,
Peter

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Informatique

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).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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