The complainant has requested information relating to the so-called “Chennai Six”. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (“FCO”) refused to provide it citing provisions of section 27 (prejudice to international relations) and section 40 (unfair disclosure of personal data) as its basis for doing to. It upheld this at internal review. The Commissioner’s decision is that the FCO is entitled to rely on section 40 and section 27 as its basis for withholding the information. No steps are required.
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