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Correspondence with First Minister on topic of visiting Catalonia: FOI release

Published: 11 Oct 2018

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

Published:
11 Oct 2018
Correspondence with First Minister on topic of visiting Catalonia: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02463
Date received: 12 September 2018
Date responded: 10 October 2018
 
Information requested
 
Details of any meetings or correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, minutes of meetings, documents or otherwise) between FM, her office, senior civil servants or special advisers on the topic of visiting Catalonia.
 
Response
 
1. I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested.

2. 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.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it pertains personal data of a third party, i.e. names and contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. 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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