Information in relation to The Penrose Inquiry:
E-Discovery/Document Review Requirements
- The volume of data (in GB and item count) disclosed into the inquiry from participants/interested parties.
- The volume of data (in GB and item count) deemed relevant by the inquiry following review and published into the public domain.
- The length of time, data was (or continues to be) available and live in a document review platform.
- The peak number of users with access to the document review platform during the course of the Inquiry.
- The total spent with third parties on technology and associated services to facilitate document review.
- The names of third parties awarded contracts for document review.
Some of the information you requested is outlined below. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. Please note that given this Inquiry reported in 2015 and therefore no longer exists, it is not possible to answer some of your questions as the Scottish Government does not have all of the information you have requested. However, we have provided information below based on the information retained by National Records of Scotland in the Inquiry’s archive, along with having done checks of the Inquiry’s remaining electronic files.
E-Discovery/Document Review Requirements:
1. The full evidence index totals 117,324 items. The file size of the documents was not provided.
2. With regards to data ‘published into the public domain’, this would all be published on the Inquiry website. The website is still active at https://www.penroseinquiry.org.uk
Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.
3. The Scottish Government does not have this information because we do not know whether the Inquiry used any sharing or review platform other than the website. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
4. As above, the Scottish Government does not have this information. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. In case it is useful, for 2014-2015 the Penrose Inquiry website had 16,500 unique visitors.
1. and 2. The Scottish Government does not hold this information. This is because we do not know if the Penrose Inquiry awarded any contracts or spent money with third parties relating to document review. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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