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COVID-19: Public health impact on university students: FOI release

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

Published:
11 Feb 2021
COVID-19: Public health impact on university students: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000113893
Date received: 19 Nov 2020
Date responded: 25 Jan 2021
Information requested

Any analysis carried out, and any briefings produced for Ministers in relation to this analysis, concerning the public health impact of students either starting university or returning to university. 

I would like this information from 15 August 2020 to 15 September 2020.

Response

I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested in the attached Annex A.
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, i.e. names, contact details, and other identifiable information, 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.

Where reasonably practicable I have provided the correspondence in its original format, however for some documents the text has been extracted from its original format to assist with the redaction of information. I have also taken extracts from some of the documents in order to provide the information that falls within scope of this request. There is no alteration to the content of the original text, except those redactions.

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