Procedural rights – Access to the file: modalities of access
Article(s) involved (national, EU, or other):
SAs do not always provide electronic access to documents, but require the complainant to make a written request or to come in-person to have access to the file.
Also, some SAs make the access to the file dependent on the signature of an NDA (e.g. the Irish SA). Modalities to access the file should not unduly restrict such access.
The text should provide that the access to the file should be permitted electronically, and that this access should not be subject to additional formal or substantive conditions or restrictions, such as signing an NDA.