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Correspondence relating to independence referendum: FOI release

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

Published:
6 Apr 2021
Correspondence relating to independence referendum: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100155174
Date received: 11 Feb 2021
Date responded: 11 Mar 2021
Information requested

From 1 April 2020 to 1 July 2020:

Copies of correspondence (emails, briefings, attachments, minutes of meetings, minutes of calls, memos and/or otherwise) from and/or to Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans regarding Scottish independence and/or a second independence referendum.

Response

The information requested is attached in Annex A. An exemption under Section 38(i)(b) (Personal Information) of FOISA applies to some of the information requested. The reasons why this exemption applies is explained in Annex B.

Annex B
REASONS FOR NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION

Section 38(i)(b) - personal information

An exemption under section s.38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested because it is the 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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FOI202100155174 - Annex A

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