The complainant has requested the number of a particular type of complaint about content on the BBC’s BBC News website, across a number of years. The BBC refused to comply with the request as it considered that the requested information was held for the purposes of journalism, art or literature and was therefore outside the scope of the FOIA. The complainant disputes this. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: The information the complainant has requested is derogated and does not fall within the scope of the FOIA. The Commissioner does not require the BBC to take any remedial steps.
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