FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
ABSOLUTE EXEMPTION FROM
DISCLOSURE OF DOCUMENTS /
Ref no: FOI 21/0759
Sarah Wil iams
Date of Request:
13th July 2021
Please provide the organisational structure charts (including
names, job tile and contact details) for the Children’s Social Care
and Education directorates covering the following job titles:
Director, Assistant Director, Head of Service, Service Manager.
Absolute Exemptions applying to the Information Sought
Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, the disclosure of information which is classified as
personal data in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations 2016.
Case for Absolute Exemption
Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act provides an exemption for information which is the
personal data of any third party, where disclosure would contravene any of the Data Protection
Principles contained in Article 5 of the General Data Protection Regulations 2016 (GDPR).
Under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, releasing the names and contact
details of staff under third tier of management would fall within the definition of ‘personal data’ in
Article 4(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018, as any information is relating to an identified or
identifiable natural person. The disclosure of this information would breach Data Protection Principle
1(a) – Personal data shall be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
This is an absolute exemption and is not subject to the public interest test.
Extent of Exemption
The names and contact details of staff under third tier of management are exempt.
Head of Democratic Services and
Deputy Monitoring Officer
Signed: Lisa Lane
21st September 2021