Dear Belfast City Council,

I am interested to know whether:

(a) You hold personal email addresses as part of your Electoral Register, and if so,

(b) how many emails you hold in the Electoral Register;

(c) What the source or sources of these emails is;

(d) Whether you have included all or some portion of these emails as part of the datasets you gave to election candidates at the 2019 General Election;

(e) If so, how many emails were supplied;

(f) Whether you supplied email details in other prior elections.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Killock
Open Rights Group

FOI, Belfast City Council

Dear Mr Killock

 

Thank you for your email dated 9 December 2019 requesting, under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, information electoral register and email
addresses.

 

I must advise you that Belfast City Council does not hold the information
you have requested.  This is because in Northern Ireland district
councils, such as Belfast City Council, do not have responsibility for
maintaining an electoral register.

 

I can, however, advise you that the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland
(EONI) is responsible for such matters and can be contacted at the
following email address: [1][email address].

 

If you are dissatisfied with how the Council handled your request for
information, you have the right to request that the Council formally
review this decision.  If you wish to do so, please write to the Records
Manager, Information Governance Unit, Legal and Civic Services, Belfast
City Council, City Hall, Belfast, BT1 5GS.

 

Should you remain dissatisfied following the Council's internal review,
you can seek an independent review from the Information Commissioner. 
Requests for an independent review should be made in writing to: The
Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF.  However, I would advise you that the Information Commissioner
has indicated that a review will not be undertaken unless the Council has
first had an opportunity to re-consider its decision.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Unit

Belfast City Council

 

 

From: Open Rights Group <[FOI #625904 email]>
Sent: 09 December 2019 16:26
To: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Electoral register and email
addresses

 

Dear Belfast City Council,

I am interested to know whether:

(a) You hold personal email addresses as part of your Electoral Register,
and if so,

(b) how many emails you hold in the Electoral Register;

(c) What the source or sources of these emails is;

(d) Whether you have included all or some portion of these emails as part
of the datasets you gave to election candidates at the 2019 General
Election;

(e) If so, how many emails were supplied;

(f) Whether you supplied email details in other prior elections.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Killock
Open Rights Group

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