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Nicola Sturgeon meeting He Zang and Wang Mingjie: FOI release

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

Published:
11 Oct 2018
Nicola Sturgeon meeting He Zang and Wang Mingjie: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02578 and FOI/18/02579  
Date received: 20 September 2018  
Date responded: 11 October 2018
 
Information requested
 
  • Details of any minutes or correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, documents or otherwise) regarding Nicola Sturgeon's meeting with He Zang on 4 April.
  • Details of any minutes or correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, documents or otherwise) regarding Nicola Sturgeon's meeting with Wang Mingjie on 4 April.
 
Response
 

The engagements you refer to were media interviews, rather than meetings. I enclose a copy of some 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(s) under section(s) s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information.  The reasons why that exemption(s) 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 some of  the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie contact details of individuals, 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.

Other information in the document has been redacted as it is not within scope of the request.

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