Mathias Schindler

Dear Permanent Representation of UK to the EU,

Palantir Technologies, Inc. is a private company supplying products and services.

I am asking for any information related to palantir and its products and services, including

a) meeting records (drafts, memos, invitations, appointments, cancellations) involving Palantir officials and people representing Palantir and their interests

b) correspondence (including within the [Authority name] and with the European institutions concerning Palantir technologies and / or its products and services or the regulatory environment of the EU that affects their products and services. This may include policy papers, consultation input, memoranda or any other form of information.

c) invoices, tenders, service agreements, purchases, orders, procurement documents, offers etc. concerning products and services using Palantir Technologies.

Please do not transfer this request to another Autority, this is a request specifically for you. Do not exclude short-lived documents or documents considered to be unimportant under archiving rules.

Please ensure that information that is considered to be excempt for access for this request is not automatically deleted within to make sure that subsequent confirmatory applications and legal appeals as well as Ombudsman office inquiries can still access and assess them.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive), Représentation permanente du Royaume-Uni auprès de l'UE

Dear Mr Schindler,

Thank you for your email. Your enquiry has been passed to the Central Freedom of Information Unit to respond. Any request for information held by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will be treated under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

In order for us to assist you with your request and best direct any search please could you clarify the scope of your request.  Would it be possible for you to specify a particular timeframe for the correspondence you are seeking?

Once we receive your revised request we will consider it and the appropriate course of action.

We should note that if we do not hear back from you within 10 working days we will close your FOI enquiry. You may resubmit a new FOI request via this inbox anytime.

Yours sincerely

Central FOI Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Afficher les sections citées

Mathias Schindler

Dear FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

The company was founded in 2004, the timeframe should not extend beyond this date.

Since this request is treated under the UK FOIA, I would like to discuss narrowing down the focus in such a way that it avoids costing too much or take too much staff time to deal with the request or in a way that it might be considered vexatious.

Narrowing down the timeframe from the year 2018 to today appears to be a reasonable course of action. I am open to suggestions in order to make this request as compatible as possible with the constraints imposed by the FOI Act of 2000.

Yours sincerely,

Mathias Schindler

FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive), Représentation permanente du Royaume-Uni auprès de l'UE

“If you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act,
Environmental Information Regulations or Data Protection Act, please note
that, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be delays in our
ability to respond to your email. We thank you for your patience at this
difficult time”
This email is intended for the addressee(s) only.  All messages sent and
received by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office may be monitored in line
with relevant [1]UK legislation

References

Visible links
1. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

Central FOI Unit,

Our ref: FOI2020/12182

Dear Mathias Schindler,

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We apologise for the delay in our reply.

We received your request on 17th June It has been assigned a unique
reference number (above).

The FCO is endeavouring to meet its obligations to respond to requests
made under the Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information
Regulations and Data Protection Act. Please note, however, that the
COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a significant impact on our ability to
respond to your request within the statutory deadline.

Please also note that we are not currently able to access any of our paper
records. If your request requires such access, we will be unable to
process it further for the time being.

We thank you for your patience at this difficult time.

Yours sincerely,

Central FOI Unit

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Mathias Schindler

Your ref: FOI2020/12182

Dear FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

thank you for this update.

Yours sincerely,

Mathias Schindler

Central FOI Unit,

1 Attachment

Dear Mathias Schindler,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request
FOI2020/12182, received 17th June. Please find our response attached.

Yours sincerely,

Central FOI Unit

Foreign and Commonwealth Office