European Joint Initiative on Internet Counter Terrorism (EJI-ICT)
The request was refused by Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
From: Rejo Zenger
Dear Australian Security Intelligence Organisation,
I would like to request under the Freedom of Information Act copies
of all documents on the project "European Joint Initiative on
Internet Counter Terrorism (EJI-ICT)".
The project is described as follows: "The EJI – ICT, supported
strongly by the UK, aims to reduce illegal terrorist content on the
Internet by increasing cooperation between Member States. The
EJI-ICT has set up a network of national focal points. This network
focuses on joint work on cooperation with social media companies
and analysis of existing legal frameworks. Currently 16 EU Member
States are involved in the EJI-ICT."
The document describes the involvement of European countries as
well as other. The document also mentions the involvement of
country designated as AU. This may refer to Austria, but may as
well refer to Australia. Hence this request.
Thanks in advance for making public any relevant document you have.
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
Dear Rejo Zenger,
In regards to your email to this organisation requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI ACT), please note that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is an exempt agency under subsection 7(1) of the FOI Act and it is therefore not possible to access any ASIO records under this legislation.
However, it is possible to request access to ASIO's historical records under the provisions of the Archives Act 1983. The Archives Act allows the public a right to access records of a certain age (known as the Open Access Period). Currently it is possible to access records created prior to 1990.
Further information about access to historical Commonwealth records can be found on the website of the National Archives of Australia (www.naa.gov.au).
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