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Copies of specific correspondence following the Social Security Scotland Advisory Body meeting in October 2018: FOI release

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


Information requested

Referring to the October 2018 minutes of the Social Security Scotland Executive Advisory Body meeting, please provide the correspondence subsequently received relating to:

  •  Feedback on Terms of Reference to be given via correspondence (item 3 decision)
  •  All Body Members to agree upon standing agenda items via correspondence. (item 7 decision)

Response

I attach a copy of the information you 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 an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained below.

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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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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