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Child abuse in Scottish football correspondence: FOI release

Published: 10 Sep 2019

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

Published:
10 Sep 2019
Child abuse in Scottish football correspondence: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01898
Date received: 8 Aug 2019
Date responded: 5 Sep 2019
Information requested

You asked for:

1. Copies of any letters/emails sent by members of the public or stakeholders to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice or the First Minister on the subject of child abuse in Scottish football or the convictions of persons for child abuse in Scottish football. Please limit to the time period 1 October 2018 to present.

2. Copies of any letters/emails sent by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice or the First Minister in reply to members of the public or stakeholders on the subject of child abuse in Scottish football or the convictions of persons for child abuse in Scottish football. Please limit to the time period 1 October 2018 to present.

Response

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 s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.

Reasons for not providing information - Annex
An exemption applies

An exemption under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie names and 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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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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