“Letters or emails from members of the public sent to the Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills, John Swinney MSP, on the subject of the reopening of schools on 11 August 2020, and the proposed blended learning arrangements to be implemented following the reopening of schools. Letters or emails from members of the public sent to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, on the subject of the reopening of schools on 11 August 2020, and the proposed blended learning arrangements to be implemented following the reopening of schools. I would like this information from 08 June 2020 to 17 June 2020”.
I enclose a copy of most of the information you have requested in the attached PDF file.
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) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some that information.
This exemption applies because it is personal data of a third party, ie 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/202000048525 - Information released
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- 187 page PDF
- File size
- 2.8 MB
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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