The complainant has requested copies of correspondence sent by either Zara Tindall MBE, or her brother Peter Phillips, to the Secretary of State in respect of a particular individual and his business activities. The Department for International Trade refused to confirm or deny holding any relevant information as it considered that doing so would, in itself, reveal personal data about the individuals involved contrary to data protection legislation. The Commissioner’s decision is that DIT was entitled to rely on section 40(5B) of the FOIA to neither confirm or deny holding any information within the scope of the request. The Commissioner does not require any further steps.
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