Confidentiality of communication with Councillors

Ge off Pickering made this Freedom of Information request to East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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The request was partially successful.

Dear East Riding of Yorkshire Council,

Which officers ( by post if individuals can not be named) have access to letters and or emails sent to Councillors using their council .eastriding.gov.uk address?

For what purpose do they have access?

To whom is the content of emails/ letters reported and for what purpose?

What data protection / confidentiality safeguards are in place?

What notification /information has been given to councillors and the public regarding who has access to communications with councillors?

In what way are councillors / members of the public made aware that their communications may seen by officers.

What spam filters are used? If so how often are these reviewed?
What checks are in place to ensure legitimate information is not blocked by spam filters?

Under what criteria and decision making process are communications intercepted or not forwarded directly to the addressee?

Does the council have any formal policy, protocol, procedure or standards which cover or are applied the handling of communications addressed to Councillors?

Yours faithfully,

Geoff Pickering

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Dear Mr Pickering

Further to your recent request for access to information, please see the
attached letter.
Kind Regards,
Freedom of Information
*********************************
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Beverley
HU17 9BA

If you have any further queries please email: [email address]

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Dear Mr Pickering

Further to your recent request for access to information within the
Freedom of Information Act, please see the attached letter.
Kind Regards,
Freedom of Information
*********************************
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Beverley
HU17 9BA

If you have any further queries please email: [email address]

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