Category: Information governance

“Silencing” warning letter from RDG to TOCs

Somebody sent me this. (Thank you, sender!) Email from RDG legal to TOCs 07/04 Dear All Some of you are subject to FOIA and some are not; I’m writing to you all anyway. Our Accessibility & Inclusion Manager has pointed out that there is a “campaign” to get information about TOC activities, conducted by a…

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Is ICO’s insistence data subjects complain to controllers before S42 assessments legitimate?

If anybody feels that an organisation may have failed to follow the Data Protection Act whilst dealing with their data, they can ask the ICO for an assessment about whether that processing is likely to have been OK or not, under S42 of the Data Protection Act. The ICO are obliged to respond unless they…

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The ICO shouldn’t decide what a S50 assessment is about

Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act gives requesters the right to ask the Information Commissioner to decide if a public authority’s handling of the requester’s Freedom of Information Request is in compliance with the Act. Application for decision by Commissioner. (1)Any person (in this section referred to as “the complainant”) may apply to…

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