Communication with Betfred concerning Mr Andrew Green

Gambling Commission did not have the information requested.

Dear Gambling Commission,

Please can you send me any communications comprising letters, e-mails, or minutes of meetings involving the Gambling Commission and Betfred since February 2018, and concerning Mr Andrew Green or Andy Green from Lincoln.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

John Cairns

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information which we are processing as a new request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to deal with all requests promptly and in any event, no later than 20 working days in line with the statutory requirement. In this case 17/07/2019.

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Kind regards

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Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

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Dear Mr Cairns

Your request includes in the search criteria the name of an individual (Mr Andrew Green or Andy Green). This means that by implication every record that we identify will contain the personal information of that individual. Because your request is only for records that contain personal information of that individual, we are of the view that your entire request would contravene the data protection principles set out in the Data Protection Act 2018. We are therefore of the view that all of the results of your request would be exempt under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) (FOIA) section 40(2): someone else's personal data.

We note that you have submitted your request using an anonymising service ( If you are indeed Mr Andrew Green then the request would be exempt from disclosure under the FOIA section 40(1): requestor's own personal data. Where the request is exempt under section 40(1) we must process the request using the Data Protection Act 2018 as a Subject Access Request (SAR) and not using FOIA legislation.

In summary, if you are not Mr Andrew Green we are not able to continue with your request. If you are Mr Andrew Green and are able to prove your identity, then we will process your request as a Subject Access Request.

Please see attached our policy on processing SARs. Suitable forms of identity are scanned copies of either a driving licence or passport. Your FOIA request has been closed; we will hold a SAR open in anticipation of receiving appropriate id documentation from you.


FOI & DPA Team
Gambling Commission

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