Electoral Commission written communications with Carole Cadwalladr

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Dear Sir or Madam,

This is a Freedom of Inflormation request.

Please provide me with copies of any written communications (including emails) between Observer journalist Carole Cadwalladr and the Electoral Commission (including Electoral Commission staff).

This request relates to any such communications made between June 23, 2016 and the date that this FOI request was submitted.

Yours faithfully,

Iain Lewis

FOI, Electoral Commission

Dear Iain Lewis
 
Our Ref: FOI 021-20
 
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act dated
19/01/2020 concerning:
 
This is a Freedom of Inflormation request.
 
Please provide me with copies of any written communications (including
emails) between Observer journalist Carole Cadwalladr and the Electoral
Commission (including Electoral Commission staff).
 
This request relates to any such communications made between June 23, 2016
and the date that this FOI request was submitted.
 
The Commission aims to respond to requests for information promptly and
within the statutory timeframe of twenty working days.
 
You may expect to receive a reply sent from the Commission by 14/02/2020.
 
Yours sincerely
 
FOI Support Officer
 
The Electoral Commission
[1][Electoral Commission request email]
[2]electoralcommission.org.uk
 
 
 
 

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FOI, Electoral Commission

2 Atodiad

Dear Iain Lewis

 

Our Ref: FOI-021-20

 

Thank you for your email to the Electoral Commission dated 19/01/2020.

 

The Commission aims to respond to requests for information promptly and
has done so within the statutory timeframe of twenty working days.

 

Your request is in bold below followed by our response.

 

This is a Freedom of Inflormation request.

Please provide me with copies of any written communications (including
emails) between Observer journalist Carole Cadwalladr and the Electoral
Commission (including Electoral Commission staff).

This request relates to any such communications made between June 23, 2016
and the date that this FOI request was submitted.

 

Our response is as follows:

 

We hold the information you have requested.

 

Please find enclosed copies of all correspondence between Commission staff
and Carole Cadwalladr between 15 January 2019 and the date of your
request, 19 January 2020. All correspondence prior to 15 January 2019 can
be found published on our website in response to previously received FOIs,
as below:

 

[1]FOI 064/18

[2]FOI 093/18

[3]FOI 097/18

 

Exemption under section 40(2):

You will notice that certain personal details have been redacted from the
documents we are releasing. Section 40(2) provides for an exemption where
the information requested constitutes personal data as defined by the Data
Protection Act 2018 (DPA), and where release of the information requested
would breach one of the data protection principles. Some of the
information contained in the requested information falls within the
description of personal data as defined by the DPA because the information
relates directly to an identifiable living individual. This includes names
and contact details of individuals in some instances. The individuals in
some cases are junior staff members and they would not reasonably expect
their information to be released.

I trust that this information satisfies your request. The Commission
strives to be an open, transparent authority, but in some circumstances we
cannot responsibly release requested information, and we ask for your
understanding in this regard.

If you are not satisfied with this response, please note that the
Commission operates a review procedure, details of which can be found on
the Commission website at:
[4]https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/f...

Please also note that if you have exhausted all internal Commission review
procedures and you are still not satisfied you have the right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner. Details of this procedure can be found on
the ICO website: [5]https://ico.org.uk/

 

Yours sincerely,

FOI Support Officer

 

The Electoral Commission
020 7271 0585

[6]electoralcommission.org.uk

 

 

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