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Teacher stance on Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) qualification approach: FOI release

Published: 23 Feb 2021

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

Published:
23 Feb 2021
Teacher stance on Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) qualification approach: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000126237
Date received: 16 Dec 2020
Date responded: 18 Jan 2021
Information requested

Any communications (including letters and emails) from any member of the public identifying as either a teacher or former teacher, on the subject of SQA National Qualifications in 2021. I would like this information from 08 December 2020 to 16 December 2020.

Response

Attached is a copy of the information you have requested. 

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) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names and 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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