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Details of meetings or correspondence concerning related news stories: FOI release

Published: 19 Feb 2019

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

Published:
19 Feb 2019
Details of meetings or correspondence concerning related news stories: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00138
Date received: 4 Oct 2018
Date responded: 14 Feb 2019
Information requested

 

Details of any meetings or correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, minutes of meetings, documents or otherwise) involving any of: Nicola Sturgeon, John Swinney, senior civil servants or special advisers on the topic of the following stories and the letter behind those stories:
https://www.tes.com/news/open-letter-education-secretary-goes-viral
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/snp-slammed-fed-up-primary-13356462
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/3296533/concerned-scots-teacher-pens-letter-to-john-swinney-claiming-job-is-impossible-after-class-attacks-over-lack-of-funds/

Response

 

I enclose a copy of the information you have 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 exemptions under section S38(1)(b) Personal data relating to third party of FOISA applies to some information. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.

 

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, eg 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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foi-19-00138 Information requested

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Contact

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Phone: 0300 244 4000

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