The complainant has requested information about trainee clinical psychologists. The University of Plymouth (‘the University’) has released some relevant information and advised that it does not hold the remaining information. The complainant considers that the University holds the information requested in part 5 of his request, has not released the information he requested in part 4.5 and cannot rely on section 40(2) of the FOIA (personal data) to refuse to release the specific information he has requested in the remainder of part 4. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: On the balance of probabilities, the University has released all the information it holds that is relevant to part 5 of the request and does not hold further information within scope of part 4.5 of the request. As such the University has complied with section 1(1) of the FOIA in relation to those parts of the request. The information requested in part 4.1 to 4.4 of the request cannot be categorised as personal data and so this information does not engage section 40(2) of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the University to take the following step to ensure compliance with the legislation: Disclose the information requested in part 4.1 to 4.4 of the complainant’s request.
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