Dear University of Manchester,
Please can you send me a copy of your ROPA that is held under article 30 of the GDPR.
I am writing to acknowledge your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received by The University of Manchester yesterday, our reference as per the subject line.
The University will respond to your request within 20 working days.
Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office | Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| www.manchester.ac.uk
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Thank you for your email requesting the following:
Please can you send me a copy of your ROPA that is held under article 30
of the GDPR.
The University has now considered your request and our response can be
This is exempt from disclosure by virtue of the listed exemption at
Section 22 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 – Information
intended for future publication. It is the intention of the Information
Governance Office to publish this alongside our privacy notices at the
following link: Privacy notices | The University of Manchester. As
Section 22 (1) is a qualified exemption we must conduct a public interest
test in its application. Details of this can be found below.
Section 22 (1) Public Interest Test
Factors in Favour of Disclosure
Disclosure of the ROPA ahead of the intended publication date would
improve transparency in the University, which in turn could further public
Factors Against Disclosure
Extra work would be required to prepare the ROPA for disclosure at this
time. This would be an unnecessary burden on the Information Governance
Office and those involved within the wider University as the information
is due to be published anyway.
It is the view of The University of Manchester, for the reasons outlined
above, that the balance lies in favour of withholding the information at
This email serves to act as a refusal notice for this request in
accordance with Section 17 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
If you feel that The University of Manchester has refused access to
information to which you are entitled, or has not dealt with your request
appropriately under the FOIA, you have a right of appeal.
An appeal in the first instance should be directed to the Information
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· details of your initial request
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You must make this appeal within 40 working days from receipt of your
response. We will not accept appeals received after this date, as per the
Freedom of Information Code of Practice, Section 5.3.
The University will deal with your appeal within a reasonable time, and
will inform you of the projected time scale on receipt of your complaint.
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have a further right of appeal to the Information Commissioner’s
Office. Details of this procedure can be found at
With best regards
Dr Lisa Crawley l Information Officer l Information Governance Office
l Directorate of Compliance and Risk l Professional Support Services |
Room G7 Christie Building l Compliance & Risk Management Office l The
University of Manchester l Oxford Road l Manchester l M13 9PL l
Tel +44 (0)161 275 8400
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