Correspondence regarding the Curriculum for Excellence Review 2020/21: FOI Appeal

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

Information requested

All correspondence or documentation (including emails, attachments, typed or hand written notes, letters, notes/records of phone calls, texts or instant messages, minutes of meetings, briefings or otherwise) between the Scottish Government and the OECD regarding the Curriculum for Excellence Review 2020/21.

I would like this information from the 1st April 2020 up to the 28th April 2020.


I attach a copy of the information previously withheld under section 30(c) of FOISA in relation to this case, within which a small amount of personal data is being withheld under section 38(1)(b), which is in full compliance with the Commissioner’s decision.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) applies because it is personal data of a third party 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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