Correspondence between Scottish Government and Huawei: FOI release

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

Information requested

All correspondence between the Scottish Government and Huawei in the last two years.


I attach a copy of all of the information you requested (date range 15 February 2020-15 February 2022).

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(s) under section(s) s.38(1)(b)(personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. This section of FoISA applies because it is concerned with the personal data of third parties. In this case, this also relates to details of Scottish Government officials (below the position of Director) and external correspondents.

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.

Some information has also been redacted as it is out of scope of your request.

Due to the size of the files we are unable to upload the documents referred to above. If you wish to consider, please contact us at the address below and we will be happy to provide.

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