- 13 Mar 2019
Date received: 31 Jan 2019
Date responded: 28 Feb 2019
Copies all emails briefings & notes on SGs MACCS relating to the offices of the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, in response to complaints about the One Scotland campaign.
I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some the information you have requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some 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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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House