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Summary of the decision in cases 611/2017/TE and 895/2017/TE on how the European Parliament dealt with requests for access to documents

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  • Case: 611/2017/TE
    Opened on 02 Jun 2017 - Decision on 06 Jun 2018
  • Institution(s) concerned: European Parliament
  • Case: 895/2017/TE
    Opened on 22 Jun 2017 - Decision on 06 Jun 2018, 06 Jun 2018
  • Institution(s) concerned: European Parliament

The cases, from the same complainant, concerned requests for access to documents held by the European Parliament relating to the place of employment of an assistant to a Member of European Parliament (MEP). Parliament rejected both requests on the grounds that the content was the personal data of the assistant.

The Ombudsman’s inquiry team inspected the relevant documents and found that the documents in their entirety were personal data which could not be released without infringing the data protection rights of the MEP’s assistant.