Discussions about Motorman with other bodies

Martin Keegan made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Swyddfa'r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r cais yn aros am eglurhad. Os Martin Keegan ydych chi, os gwelwch yn dda, mewngofnodi i anfon neges ddilynol.

Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

what discussions have ICO staff had about your Operation Motorman investigation, and in which month did any such discussions begin, with each of the following public bodies or officials:

1) the Home Office

2) the Crown Prosecution Service

3) the police forces involved in the Motorman investigation

4) the Metropolitan Police

5) any other UK police force?

Did ICO officials inform Ministers of the scale of illicit personal data collection, and if so, when did this first occur?

To what extent if any was the ICO "warned off" investigating / preventing illicit personal data collection by any of the above bodies or officials?

Yours faithfully,

Martin Keegan

Swyddfa'r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth

10 April 2012

Case Reference Number IRQ0443595

Dear Mr Keegan 

Request for Information
 
Thank you for your correspondence of 9 April 2012.  
 
Your request is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  We will respond promptly, and no later than 8 May
2012 which is 20 working days from the day after we received your request.

Should you wish to reply to this email, please be careful not to amend the
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automated process; the information will not be read by a member of our
staff until your case is allocated to a request handler.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Helen Ward
Lead Internal Compliance Officer

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Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 Fax: 01625 524 510 Web: www.ico.gov.uk

Swyddfa'r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth

PROTECT

2nd May 2012

Case Reference Number IRQ0443595

Dear Mr Keegan

Request for Information
 
Thank you for your e-mail of 9 April 2012 which we received on the same
day, in which you have asked us to provide you with the following
information:
 
‘…what discussions have ICO staff had about your Operation Motorman
investigation, and in which month did any such discussions begin, with
each of the following public bodies or officials:

1) the Home Office

2) the Crown Prosecution Service

3) the police forces involved in the Motorman investigation

4) the Metropolitan Police

5) any other UK police force?

Did ICO officials inform Ministers of the scale of illicit personal
data collection, and if so, when did this first occur?

To what extent if any was the ICO "warned off" investigating /
preventing illicit personal data collection by any of the above
bodies or officials?’
 
Before we are in a position to respond to your request it would be helpful
if you could provide us with additional information to help clarify the
scope of your request, so that we are clear about what information it is
you are asking for.
 
I should explain that there is identifiable recorded information which we
hold that is relevant to your request, such as our investigation team’s
case files. However we would be grateful if you could clarify your
interpretation of ‘discussions’ within your request. If we are to
interpret ‘discussions’ to mean any conversations had with the above named
public authorities, then it may be difficult to comply with your request
within the cost threshold under FOIA of £450/18 hours work. If we are able
to focus our searches on the Motorman and What Price Privacy files it is
more likely that we will be able to locate the recorded information
relevant to your request within the statutory cost limits.
 
Therefore, if you could clarify what you mean by discussions, i.e. if you
mean specific types of contact which have been undertaken then we may be
able to respond to your request without exceeding the cost threshold. I
would be grateful for clarification on this.
 
Once you have provided the clarification we need we will be able to begin
to process your request, and will respond within 20 working days of
receipt of the additional information we need.  If we do not receive a
response from you within 20 working days of this letter your request will
be considered to have lapsed, as under section 1(3) of the FOIA a public
authority need not comply with a request unless any further information
reasonably required to locate the information is supplied.
 
Should you wish to reply to this e-mail please be careful not to amend the
information in the ‘subject’ field. This will ensure that your reply is
added directly to your case. However, please be aware that this is an
automated process; the information will not be read by a member of our
staff until your case is allocated to a request handler.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
Richard Sisson
Lead Information Governance Officer
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
[1]www.ico.gov.uk

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Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 Fax: 01625 524 510 Web: www.ico.gov.uk

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