Nicola Sturgeon MSP meeting with EDF Energy: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/02740
Date received: 20 September 2018
Date responded: 18 October 2018

Information requested 

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
Regent Road

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