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Correspondence regarding the management of badgers: EIR release

Published: 27 Jan 2021

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Published:
27 Jan 2021
Correspondence regarding the management of badgers: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202000093548
Date received: 29 Sep 2020
Date responded: 28 Oct 2020
Information requested

Copies of documents to and from the Scottish Government contained in our correspondence database which covers the management of badgers, including badger control and covering the period 2018 to 2020.

Response

I attach a copy of all of the information you have requested which we hold.

An exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs (personal information) applies to some of the information requested 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 exception 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 exception. Some other information has also been removed as it is outwith the scope of your request.

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