Oxfam projects: email communication relating to FoI/18/00490: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/01578
Date received: 5 June 2018
Date responded: 19 June 2018

Information requested

Information on 'who dealt with your request (FoI/18/00490), where was it passed to, any email communication relating to what information should or should not be released, and any email communication with the external body referenced in my request, namely Oxfam.'


I enclose copies of most of the information you requested.

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 an exemption under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption applies.

Section 38(1)(b) – Personal data of a third party.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party (ie names/contact details of individuals), and disclosing it would contravene Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulations 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.

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FOI-18-01578 - related documents (email correspondence)_Part1.pdf

FOI-18-01578 - related documents (email correspondence) -Part2.pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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