Information in relation to the Fingerprint Inquiry:
E-Discovery/Document Review Requirements
- The volume of data (in GB and item count) disclosed into the inquiry from participants/interested parties.
- The volume of data (in GB and item count) deemed relevant by the inquiry following review and published into the public domain.
- The length of time, data was (or continues to be) available and live in a document review platform.
- The peak number of users with access to the document review platform during the course of the Inquiry.
- The total spent with third parties on technology and associated services to facilitate document review.
- The names of third parties awarded contracts for document review.
Some of the information you requested is outlined below. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have all of the information you have requested.
Following publication of the Inquiry Report in 2011, the Inquiry was closed in March 2012. We have provided the responses below based on information retained by National Records of Scotland (NRS) in the Inquiry’s archive, as well as searching the Inquiry’s remaining electronic files. You may also wish to view the Inquiry Report on the archived Fingerprint Inquiry website: The Fingerprint Inquiry Scotland (archive.org).
E-Discovery/Document Review Requirements
- An index of the Inquiry database containing evidence disclosed to the Inquiry provided to NRS listed 8,298 individual items. The files size of the documents was not provided to NRS.
- All data deemed relevant to the inquiry would have been published on the Inquiry website. The inquiry website was closed in August 2012. However it is still available using digital archive tools, for example The Fingerprint Inquiry Scotland (archive.org). A copy of the website was generated in March 2012 and provided to NRS in disc format. This can be accessed by contacting NRS and quoting the accession reference: ACC2012/1/48. From NRS records, a folder consisting of PDFs of evidence which the Inquiry uploaded to their website consists of 583 pieces of evidence at a volume of 2.72 GB.
- The Scottish Government does not have this information. It is not possible to determine the exact length of time each piece of evidence was published on the Fingerprint Inquiry website which was hosted until 31 August 2012. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
- The Scottish Government does not have this information because this information was not supplied by the Inquiry. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
- The Scottish Government does not hold this information. It would appear that this is because records have subsequently been destroyed in line with the agreed records management process that was in place for the Inquiry at the time. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
- As above, it would appear that the administrative records on the Fingerprint Inquiry have since been destroyed. However you may wish to review The Fingerprint Inquiry report which is available on the archived website: The Fingerprint Inquiry Scotland - Report (archive.org). This provides details of third parties who were involved in the inquiry. In relation to IT systems, Epiq Systems Ltd were selected as suppliers, with Opus 2 International and Legal Inc. as sub- contractors. CIVIC was selected to build and maintain the Inquiry website.
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 Andrews House
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