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Correspondence to SG regarding subject choice in Scotland's schools: FOI release

Published: 14 Jun 2019

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

Published:
14 Jun 2019
Correspondence to SG regarding subject choice in Scotland's schools: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900001715
Date received: 25 Apr 2019
Date responded: 31 May 2019
Information requested

You asked for “the content of all letters and emails sent by members of the public to the First Minister and / or the Education Secretary this year regarding subject choice in Scotland's schools.

Response

Information released attached below.

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 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

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

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

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

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