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Mr Ashraaf Haque
Correspondence via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
12th October 2018
Dear Mr Haque,
Freedom of Information Act Request 2018/222
Thank you for your email dated 16th September August 2018 requesting information about
City, University of London, made in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. For
ease of reference, your questions are reproduced below in bold followed by our responses.
Does the University have a Gartner subscription?
I can confirm, City has subscription with Gartner.
If so who is the primary user? Name and Job Title
We have withheld the name and job title of the primary user by virtue of Section 40 (2) of the
Act- Information available under the Data Protection Act 2018.
FOI exemption Section 40 (2) provides an absolute exemption for personal data which then
falls to be dealt with under the Data Protection Act. Personal data of third parties can only be
disclosed in accordance with the data protection principles. In particular, the first data
protection principle requires that disclosure must be fair and lawful and must comply with one
of the conditions in Schedule 2 of the Data Protection Act. We do not think that it is fair to
disclose the information requested. Members of staff would have no expectation that their
personal data would be released into the public domain and to do so without their consent
would be unfair and so unlawful under the first principle of the Data Protection Act.
How much does the subscription cost?
When is the expiry date for the subscription?
30th June 2019.
If you are dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been managed, please
contact the Director of Information Technology at:
Director of Information Technology
City, University of London
London EC1V 0HB
0207 040 4000
Please do so in writing, describe the original request, explain your grounds for dissatisfaction
and include an address for correspondence.
If after contacting City, University of London you are stil dissatisfied with the outcome, you
have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner:
Information Commissioner's Office
By Telephone 01625 545700
Information Compliance Officer