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People sent 2018 Christmas card from Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister: FOI release

Published: 31 Dec 2018
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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
31 Dec 2018
People sent 2018 Christmas card from Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03543  
Date received: 27 November 2018 
Date responded: 21 December 2018
 
Information requested
 
Information regarding the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's correspondence: - the names of all the people who were sent/ or will be sent a 2018 Christmas card from Nicola Sturgeon in her capacity as First Minister
 
Response

 

I enclose a list of the organisations, foreign leaders and dignitaries received a Christmas Card from the First Minister on behalf of the Scottish Government for 2018.  In addition to those organisations listed, the First Minister typically sends a Christmas card to Members of the Scottish Parliament and other politicians.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to your request for the names of all the people who were sent/ or will be sent a 2018 Christmas card from Nicola Sturgeon in her capacity as First Minister because some of the information requested is personal data of a third party, ie names/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.

 

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