Correspondence between Director-General of Economy and Constitutional Futures Division: FOI release

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

Information requested

All correspondence between the Scottish Government's Director-General Economy, Gregor Irwin, and civil servants working for the Constitutional Futures Division, 1st March 2023 - date.


The information you have requested is attached with this letter. An exemption under section 38(1)(b) (Personal Information) of FOISA applies to a small amount of the information requested. This is because it is personal data of a third party, specifically the personal details of individuals below Senior Civil Service grade, 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.

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