- 5 Dec 2018
Date received: 20 September 2018
Date responded: 27 November 2018
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA apply to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.
An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to the redacted information because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names/contact details of individulas, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House