BEREC

Welcome

Welcome to the Public Register of BEREC and BEREC Office Documents

The public register of BEREC and BEREC Office documents has been established in compliance with the provisions of the BEREC Regulation and Regulation (EC) № 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.

The Register is structured chronologically and covers all categories of the documents issued by BEREC and the BEREC Office. In addition you can consult the agendas and conclusions from the meetings of the Contact Network.

The register has been operational since 1 August 2012 and is maintained only electronically.

The objective of this Register is twofold - to increase transparency of BEREC’s activity and to contribute to avoiding duplication of work to be undertaken by other public or private legal entities in the EU by making BEREC deliverables directly accessible to the public to the greatest extent possible.

Publicly available documents

Through the current Register you can consult all publicly available documents of BEREC and the BEREC Office by using the search engine or by browsing the documents via category from the subject matter menu.

The publically available documents of BEREC and the BEREC Office include: decisions of the Board of Regulators (BoR) and the Management Committee (MC) of the BEREC Office, their rules of procedure, meeting agendas, meeting conclusions, annual reports on the developments in the electronic communications sector, BEREC and BEREC Office work programmes, BEREC and BEREC Office annual reports, press-releases, brochures or documents meant for the general public, reports, opinions, advices, common approaches, regulatory best practices and others adopted for publication in accordance with the BEREC annual work programme, BEREC Office budget and final accounts, invitations to public hearings or other BEREC public events, announcements to public consultations, invitation to tenders or other documents related to public procurement, vacancy notices, etc.

Transparency policy

BEREC and the BEREC Office apply in general the same policy on transparency as the EU institutions as defined by Regulation (EC) № 1049/2001, which is further elaborated in compliance with the specifics of the activities of BEREC and the BEREC Office in the following documents:

BEREC transparency rules:

  • Decision BoR (10) 26 by the Board of Regulators of BEREC concerning the transparency and access to documents at the BEREC
  • Decision BoR (11) 37 by the Board of Regulators of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications on the Establishment of a Public Register of the BEREC Documents

BEREC Office transparency rules:

  • Decision MC (10) 28 by the Management Committee of the BEREC Office concerning the transparency and access to documents at the BEREC Office
  • Decision MC (11) 22 by the Management Committee of the BEREC Office on the Public Register of the BEREC Office Documents

Data Protection

The documents registered in the public register, however, may contain personal data. Its processing is justified by the need to ensure effective exercise of the rightof any citizen of the EU, and any natural or legal person residing or having its registered office in a EU Member State to have access to documents of BEREC and the BEREC Office as envisaged in Article 15(3)of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union..

The processing of personal data in the course of registration of documents in the public register is governed by Regulation (EC) No 45/2001on 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.

Further to Article 11 and Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001, the BEREC Office provides the data subjects the following information:

The controller for this operation is the BEREC Office Administrative Manager.

The legal base for this processing operation is, as follows:

-        Article 15(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

-        Regulation (EC) № 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 22 of Regulation (EC) No 1211/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 establishing the BEREC and the Office;

-        BEREC transparency rules:

  • Decision BoR (10) 26 by the Board of Regulators of BEREC concerning the transparency and access to documents at the BEREC;
  • Decision BoR (11) 37 by the Board of Regulators of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications on the Establishment of a Public Register of the BEREC Documents;

-        BEREC Office transparency rules:

  • Decision MC (10) 28 by the Management Committee of the BEREC Office concerning the transparency and access to documents at the BEREC Office;
  • Decision MC (11) 22 by the Management Committee of the BEREC Office on the Public Register of the BEREC Office Documents.

The Register may contain the following personal data:

1.    Data of any natural person whose identity or views appear on the documents issued by the Board of Regulators, the BEREC Office Management Committee, the BEREC Chair and Vice-Chairs and the BEREC Office Administrative Manager.

2.    Data, including opinions, provided by any natural person acting on his/her own behalf or on behalf of a legal person who sends letters or other information to BEREC and the BEREC Office, including in reply to consultations organised by BEREC according to Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 1211/2009.

3.    Data provided by the Members and Alternates of the Board of Regulatorsand the BEREC Office Management Committee and by the BEREC Office Administrative Manager in their annual declarations of interest and commitment.

The data subjects are Members and Alternates to the Members of the Board of Regulatorsand the BEREC Office Management Committee, the BEREC Office Administrative Manager, natural person(s) acting on their own behalf or on behalf of a legal person who send letters or other information to BEREC and the BEREC Office, including in reply to consultations organised by BEREC according to Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 1211/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 establishing the BEREC and the Office.

Personal data are processed by the BEREC Office staff members and are not disclosed outside the BEREC Office, with the exception of those cases in which the BEREC Office has the legal obligation to publish the documents. The letters or other information addressed to BEREC and the BEREC Office Management Committee are provided to the Members/Alternates of these bodies. When needed, BEREC may decide to provide the documents for examination and consideration by the BEREC Expert Working Groups.

Taking into account the fact that the public register of documents is established in order to facilitate the access to the BEREC and BEREC Office documents, the personal data that appears on the non-public documents may be disclosed on request, under certain conditions and following an assessment under Article 8 (b) of Regulation (EC) 45/2001.

The retention period for the personal data contained in each type of document entered in the register can be consulted here.

The data subjects have the right to access their data and to request rectification, blocking or erasure. Any such request should be addressed to the BEREC Office at the following e-mail address: berec@berec.europa.eu and treated within 15 working days.

The data subjects have the right of recourse at any time to the European Data Protection Supervisor.

 

Last up-date: 19 December 2014