Access to Documents v Data Protection: The Pursuit of Transparency in MEPs’ Use of Their Allowances (Joined Cases T-639/15 to T-666/15 Maria Psara and Others v Parliament and T-94/16 Gavin Sheridan v Parliament)

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Abstract

Joined Cases T-639/15 to T-666/15 Maria Psara and Others v Parliament and T-94/16 Gavin Sheridan v Parliament, Judgment of the General Court of 25 September 2018
The applicants had not shown the need for the transfer of the requested documents containing personal data. Redaction of personal data in the documents would not have achieved the objectives pursued by the requests for access and constituted an excessive administrative burden.
- Articles 4(1)(b) and 4(6) of Regulation 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents - Article 8(b) of Regulation 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 448 - 452
JournalEDPL
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • data protection
  • access to documents
  • MEP allowance

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