Training given on Data Protection Lqegislation

Alan Finlayson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Police Scotland

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

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Police Scotland,

Further to me having received no less than three apologies from Police Scotland in less than a year regarding officers and other Police Scotland employees wrongly refusing to answer my reasonable questions on the grounds that it would contravene Data Protection legislation and further also to the e-mail I received from Superintendent Richard Horan in which he refused to provide me with the information I requested of him, I now make the following Freedom of Information Request, namely that you inform me what improvements have been made to your training of new recruits in the field of Data Protection legislation since my letter of complaint of 08 May 2015 to the former Chief Constable Sir Stephen House. I was advised by Superintendent Horan of plans to hold a series of "question and answer sessions" and I now require to know how many such sessions have been held, how many officers attended them and how many such sessions it is planned to hold in the next six months. I also require to know what improvements have been made to the written information published on the Police Scotland intranet service which officers are able to access and whether any measures have been introduced to ensure that officers do indeed avail themselves of this information.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Finlayson

Police Scotland

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Good afternoon Mr Finlayson

Please find attached our response to your recent request.

Kind regards,

Gabriella Trybalska
Lead Disclosure Officer - East
Information Management
Police Scotland
Fettes Avenue
Edinburgh
EH4 1RB

Tel: 0131 311 3603

Email: [email address]
Website: http://www.scotland.police.uk/
Twitter: @policescotland
Facebook: www.facebook.com/policescotland

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Police Scotland,

Your Ref.: IM-FOI-16-0600

Many thanks for your reply to my recent Freedom of Information Request.

You say that 141 workshops have been held. Please clarify however

(a) why Counter Corruption is so heavily involved in this and in particular how the introduction of guidance aimed at preventing corruption will ensure that officers and others are aware of Data Protection legislation.
(b) How many of these workshops have been held in Scotland.
(c) How many of these workshops have been held since I first raised this matter with the former Chief Constable on 08 May 2015 (as obviously, those held before then were ineffective in ensuring that officers were fully aware of what information they could disclose and when they could do so, as I found out.)

(d) How many of these workshops it is planned to hold in the next six months.
(e) Which, if any, measures have been taken to ensure that officers and other staff do indeed avail themselves of the information published on the intranet service.

I look forward to receiving your reply within the next two weeks.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Finlayson

Police Scotland

Good Morning Mr Finlayson,

Thank you for your email. These questions will be logged as a new request and a response will be issued in the standard 20 working day period.

Kind regards,

Gabriella Trybalska
Lead Disclosure Officer - East
Information Management
Police Scotland
Fettes Avenue
Edinburgh
EH4 1RB

Tel: 0131 311 3603

Email: [email address]
Website: http://www.scotland.police.uk/
Twitter: @policescotland
Facebook: www.facebook.com/policescotland

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Dear Police Scotland,

I refer to your earlier e-mail of today.

I was actually thinking of telephoning you today to say that on reflection, two weeks was longer than I was prepared to wait. I am certainly not prepared to wait another twenty working days. This is NOT a new request, this is you being asked to clarify your previous answer and indeed answer my original inquiry. If no response is received within the next week, then I will take the matter further which will only cause you further work.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Finlayson

Police Scotland

1 Atodiad

Good Morning Mr Finlayson

Please find attached our response to your follow up request.

Yours sincerely,

Gabriella Trybalska
Lead Disclosure Officer - East
Information Management
Police Scotland
Fettes Avenue
Edinburgh
EH4 1RB

Tel: 0131 311 3603

Email: [email address]
Website: http://www.scotland.police.uk/
Twitter: @policescotland
Facebook: www.facebook.com/policescotland

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Dear Police Scotland,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Police Scotland's handling of my FOI request 'Training given on Data Protection Legislation'. In particular, I wish to know why the information clearly asked for regarding the following aspects of my original request was only provided after I had to ask for it again after your original and inadequate reply.

(a) How many of these workshops it is planned to hold in the next six months.
(b) Which, if any, measures have been taken to ensure that officers and other staff do indeed avail themselves of the information published on the intranet service.

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

Please acknowledge that this request for an internal review has been received and that an internal review will take place. Please also note that any further delay and/or unsatisfactory answers will result in me escalating this complaint up to the Office of the Information Commissioner.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Finlayson

FOI, Police Scotland

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Good Morning.

Your request for a review has been received and passed to the appropriate person.

Thank you.

FOI Team.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Police Scotland

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Dear Mr Finlayson

Please find attached the response to your request for a review.

Yours sincerely

Stephanie Laing
Information Management
Police Scotland