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COVID-19 testing of students in Scottish universities: FOI release

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

Published:
8 Apr 2021
COVID-19 testing of students in Scottish universities: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100139299
Date received: 18 Jan 2021
Date responded: 12 Feb 2021
Information requested

Any communications (including letters and emails) between the Scottish Government and any Scottish university regarding the funding and costs of the mass testing of students. I would like this information from 11 November 2020 to 23 December 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.

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. There is no alteration to the content of the original text, except those redactions.

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FOI - 202100139299 - Annex A

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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