Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service data protection Mr Lee Seddon

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

Dear Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service,

Freedom of Information Request

I am concerned that my personal information/data may have been accessed through a member of the Merseyside Fire Rescue team. I understand that before reporting my concern to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) I should give Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service the chance to deal with it.

Q1. Could Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service please try to explain whether Mr Lee Seddon a member of your fire rescue team has access to all `special' personal information of Merseyside residents relating to an identifiable, living individual. For example, this could be your name, contact details, NHS number or date of birth.

Q2. How does Merseyside Fire rescue protect the public from rights relating to decisions being made about you without human involvement?

Q3. Please explain the procedure on how Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service deals with a concern about the protection of personal information that could be accessed by its members and jeopardize any protection of the individual especially with troubled family ties and a history of domestic violence? whether it is a member may have an advantage: To disclosed information about you or has collected information for one reason and is using it for something else,

Yours faithfully,

Ms Claire Seddon

Freedom of Information Team, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Ms Seddon,

Thank you for your email. In response to your request for information, please see the attached correspondence.

Kind Regards

Kerry Foreman for
Information Management Officer

Strategy & Performance Directorate
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
Bridle Road
Liverpool L30 4YD

0151 296 4000
[email address]

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Freedom of Information Team, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Ms Seddon

 

Re: FOI/05/2020

 

In order to process your request and provide you with the best response, I
would need to discuss this further to clarify the information required.
Please can you contact me at your earliest convenience, see the contact
details below, or alternatively, if you would prefer me to contact you,
please provide your contact details.

 

Kind regards

Sue Coker

 

Sue Coker

Information Management Officer

Strategy & Performance Directorate

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters

Bridle Road

Bootle

Liverpool

L30 4YD

 

Tel: 0151 296 4425

 

email: [1][email address]

Secure email: [2][email address]

 

Intranet/Portal:  [3]http://intranetportal/sites/smd/default....

Internet:   [4]www.merseyfire.gov.uk

 

 

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Dear Sue,

I took the direction of filing a FOI to protect the interests of the public and myself when it comes to how private data and information is secured, used which could be accessed by public service workers.

The information/data of my private life was disclosed to third parties without my permission and I am concerned that this information may have been accessed through a member of your public body closely linked and may have been disclosed to the general population especially when this information is linked to my past experience with Domestic Violence. I would like to clarify through this request whether this is possible.

This information (my personnel information) is already public and revealed, therefore I have no problem having answers to the questions publicly, my questions are;

Q1. Could Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service please try to explain whether Mr Lee Seddon a member of your fire rescue team has access to all `special' personal information of Merseyside residents relating to an identifiable, living individual. For example, this could be your name, contact details, NHS number or date of birth.

Q2. How does Merseyside Fire rescue protect the public from rights relating to decisions being made about you without human involvement?

Q3. Please explain the procedure on how Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service deals with a concern about the protection of personal information that could be accessed by its members and jeopardize any protection of the individual especially with troubled family ties and a history of domestic violence? whether it is a member may have an advantage: To disclosed information about you or has collected information for one reason and is using it for something else,

Yours sincerely,

Ms Claire Seddon

Dear Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's handling of my FOI request 'Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service data protection Mr Lee Seddon'.

I am concerned whether a member of the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service - Mr Lee Seddon has access to my personnel information and how public data is protected such as the date of birth, home address or other as my personnel information has been revealed to third party without my permission and it is my rights of privacy for the interest of the public to discover how. I am concerned that this information may have been revealed or used in secret to cause upset and would like to clarify this via the request.

Regards

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

Ms Claire Seddon

Freedom of Information Team, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Ms Seddon

FOI/05/2020

With reference to your email below, we are currently processing your request, received by MFRA on 8th January 2020. You will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days from this date, as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, unless one or more exemptions apply. Once in receipt of our response you can request an internal review if required.

Regards
Sue Coker

Sue Coker
Information Management Officer
Strategy & Performance Directorate
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters
Bridle Road
Bootle
Liverpool
L30 4YD

Tel: 0151 296 4425

email: [email address]
Secure email: [email address]

Intranet/Portal:  http://intranetportal/sites/smd/default....
Internet:   www.merseyfire.gov.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information Team, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Ms Seddon

Re: FOI/005/2020

Please see attached letter in response to your request

Regards
Sue Coker

Sue Coker
Information Management Officer
Strategy & Performance Directorate
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters
Bridle Road
Bootle
Liverpool
L30 4YD

Tel: 0151 296 4425

email: [email address]
Secure email: [email address]

Intranet/Portal:  http://intranetportal/sites/smd/default....
Internet:   www.merseyfire.gov.uk

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Dear Freedom of Information Team,

Dear Sue,

Thank you for the response to my concern regarding the possible misuse of personnel information by Mr Lee Seddon a member of the MFRT.

Unfortunately, I still suspect my personnel data has been misused and disclosed to the third party by the member of this public body in question as an attempt to cause upset, affect my personnel relationships and cover up on issues relating to domestic violence attached to Mr Lee Seddon`s family.

I am unhappy with your response as it does not clarify the later and contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for further investigations would be ideal.
I would meanwhile query if you could you clarify how MFRS investigate a claim and take action against a member of their team who’s misused personal data

Yours sincerely,

Ms Claire Seddon

Freedom of Information Team, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Ms Seddon

 

RE: FOI/005/2020

 

With reference to your email dated 31st January 2020 and our previous
correspondence.

 

As previously stated, because you have submitted your request under the
Freedom of Information legislation we are unable to provide specific
information regarding an individual employee in response to your request.

 

However, given the nature of your concerns I will send a link to all our
previous correspondence on the ‘What Do They Know’ website to the
appropriate officers in Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (MFRA).
However, they will not be able to respond to any of the matters you raise
via this website as all correspondence is automatically made public. If
you wish us to investigate any concerns further, please provide me with a
private email address or other private contact details.

 

Concerns regarding the protection of personal information are dealt with
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority’s Data Protection Officer Janet
Henshaw [1][email address]

 

If you wish to make a complaint against a member of staff this can be made
to our Professional Standards Team
[2][email address]

 

Regards

Sue

 

Sue Coker

Information Management Officer

Strategy & Performance Directorate

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters

Bridle Road

Bootle

Liverpool

L30 4YD

 

Tel: 0151 296 4425

 

email: [email address]

Secure email: [email address]

 

Intranet/Portal:  http://intranetportal/sites/smd/default....

Internet:   www.merseyfire.gov.uk

 

 

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Dear Sue / Freedom of Information Team,

Thank you for the response, as I said above I am not satisfied with the response and still have reasons to suspect the use of my personal information/data by one MFRT staff in question - Mr Lee Seddon and not confident the FOI request offers any reassurance to any members of the public of how public body staff/members are ethical and hold legal duty to respect members of the Merseyside communities confidentiality.

I am not prepared to condone the suffering of, or discrimination against, minorities for the benefit of the majority and so I will continue to investigate further using other methods.

It is the responsibility of staff/members including Mr Lee Seddon as MFRT representative to respect the rights to privacy and confidentiality of any identifiable member of the public, and my individuals’ rights to autonomy in relation to the disclosure of any data related to my family rights, address, personnel relationships or other.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Claire Seddon