TechDispatch #3/2020 – Personal Information Management Systems

TechDispatch #3/2020 – Personal Information Management Systems Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 01/06/2021 – 14:54 Wed, 01/06/2021 – 12:00 Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS) are new products and services that help individuals to have more control over their personal data. PIMS enable individuals themselves to manage and control their online identity. 1 Read here Powered by…

IC-46204-B7D0

The complainant requested a copy of a central database of outstanding prison repair or maintenance work. The Ministry of Justice (the ‘MOJ’) initially refused to provide any of the requested information citing section 31(1)(f), the exemption for law enforcement, specifically the maintenance and security of good order in prisons. Following an internal review, the MOJ…

IC-51858-X5J1

The complainant requested information about police collar numbers. West Yorkshire Police (‘WYP’) provided some of the requested information but refused to provide the remainder, citing section 40(2) of the FOIA, the exemption for personal information. The Commissioner’s decision is that WYP was correct to rely on section 40(2) to withhold the remaining information for the…

IC-46081-Q8M7

The complainant has requested expense information relating to Carrie Symonds. The Cabinet Office denied holding any information within the scope of the request and upheld this at internal review. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Cabinet Office does not hold any information within the scope of the request. No steps are required. Powered by WPeMatico

IC-41066-Z4R0

The complainant requested from the University of Winchester (“the University”) information relating to the purchase of a plot of land on Lommedal, Milnthorpe Lane, Winchester. The University withheld the information and applied regulations 12(4)(e) (internal communications and 12(5)(e) (commercial confidentiality) of the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that the University correctly applied regulations 12(4)(e) and…

IC-38737-G2C0

The complainant requested information from the BBC about how much it had spent in defending an equal pay claim brought by the journalist Samira Ahmed. The BBC withheld the information, citing the exemption at section 43(2) of the FOIA: prejudicial to commercial interests. Belatedly, it stated that it also considered that part of the requested…

IC-48023-Y9S3

The complainant requested information relating to a meeting between the council and the Yorkshire Local Council’s Association (the YLCA). The council provided a copy of a report, however, the complainant requested the attachments that were submitted along with the report. The council did not respond to this until 26 January 2021. The Commissioner’s decision is…

IC-38577-J5D4

The complainant has requested information from Birmingham Metropolitan College (“the College”) on payments made to external management and training companies within a specified time period. The College stated it could not comply with the request without exceeding the appropriate cost limit under section 12 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the College correctly…

IC-42626-R6K3

The complainant has requested information associated with the HS2 high speed rail project. High Speed 2 Ltd (‘HS2 Ltd’) released some information and has advised it does not hold other information the complainant has requested. The complainant is not satisfied with HS2 Ltd’s response to two parts of his request. The Commissioner’s decision is as…

IC-81147-J2G6

The complainant requested information from the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) about NHS England patient mental health guidelines issued during the Covid-19 pandemic and related information. By the date of this notice the NHS England had failed to provide a substantive response to this request. The Commissioner’s decision is that NHS England has breached section…