Copies of emails sent/recieved by former COO Garrett Emmerson regarding RD2.com

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[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Transport for London,

I would like to request under the FOI act copies of all emails sent to, from or copying in the former COO Garrett Emmerson regarding the former licensed private hire operator RD2.com between 2011 and 2016. I am unable to locate the former licence number for rd2.com, but if it helps with your search they traded from 297 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LA.

Yours faithfully,

[Name removed]

FOI, Transport for London

Dear [Name removed]

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1855-1819

 

Thank you for your request received on 15 October 2018 asking for
correspondence to, from, or copied to Garrett Emmerson regarding the
former licensed private hire operator RD2.com.

 

Your request will be processed by TfL, the Greater London Authority and
its subsidiaries to provide you with a response in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

 

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In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
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Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[3][TfL request email]

 

 

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Dear [Name removed]

 

Our Ref:          FOI-1855-1819

 

Thank you for your request received on 15 October 2018 asking for
correspondence to, from, or copied to Garrett Emmerson regarding the
former licensed private hire operator RD2.com.

 

Your request is being considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. I
can confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

However, in accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act
we are still considering the balance of the public interest in relation to
a qualified exemption that applies to the requested information and have
not yet reached a conclusion. The exemption under consideration is section
31(1)(g) which relates to information where disclosure would be likely to
prejudice the exercise by any public authority of its functions for any of
the purposes listed in subsection 31(2) of the FOI Act, specifically,
‘(2)(c)the purpose of ascertaining whether circumstances which would
justify regulatory action in pursuance of any enactment exist or may
arise’. It is estimated that a decision will be reached by 11 December
2018 and I will write again to inform you of that decision.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

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Dear [Name removed]

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1855-1819

 

Thank you for your request received on 15 October 2018 asking for
correspondence to, from, or copied to Garrett Emmerson regarding the
former licensed private hire operator RD2.com.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

In accordance with the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply some of the
information as it is subject to a statutory exemption to the right of
access to information under section 42. In this instance the exemption has
been applied as some of the information you have requested relates
directly to the seeking, provision, and result of legal advice.

 

Section 42 of the Freedom of Information Act exempts legally privileged
information, including legal advice, from disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act. There is a very strong element of public interest inbuilt
into the concept of Legal Professional Privilege and this has long been
recognised, by the Information Commissioner, the Information Tribunal and
the courts, and it reflects the importance of legal advice being sought,
and given, in confidence as a fundamental condition on which the
administration of justice rests. There is an inherent public interest in
TfL being able to obtain full and frank legal advice, and this is
consistent with TfL’s responsibility to analyse and address legal risks
and issues.

 

Additionally, in accordance with TfL’s obligations under Data Protection
legislation some information has been withheld, as required by section
40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data
would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first principle of
Article 5 of the General Data Protection Regulation which requires all
processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to
disclose this personal information when the individuals have no
expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the
conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

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