- 23 Oct 2018
FOI reference: FOI/18/02740
Date received: 20 September 2018
Date responded: 18 October 2018
You asked for “details of any minutes or correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, documents or otherwise) regarding Nicola Sturgeon's meeting with EDF Energy on 3 May”.
I enclose the information we have on record relating to your request (with personal data withheld in line with the exemption outlined in the attached Annex).
Reasons for not providing information
An exemption applies.
Section 38(1)(b) – applicant has asked for 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, i.e. names and contact details of individuals within the Scottish Government and EDF plc., 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.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House