Data Centre Business Case

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Dear Crawley Borough Council,

Could you please provide me with a copy of the business case for your data centre migration project as referenced here: https://www.company85.com/clients/new-da...

Yours faithfully,

David Paine

Freedom Of Information, Crawley Borough Council

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Freedom Of Information, Crawley Borough Council

Dear Sir,

 

Further to our email dated 30 January 2017, I am writing to you to
apologise for the delay in responding to your request under Freedom of
Information Act.  Work is still ongoing in collating the information you
have requested and we will forward that onto you as soon as it becomes
available

 

Please remember to quote the above FOI reference number in any future
communications

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Section

 

 

From: Freedom Of Information
Sent: 30 January 2017 10:36
To: 'David Paine' <[FOI #385466 email]>
Subject: Acknowledgement - Freedom of Information Request: 4846

 

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your request for information which is being considered under
the Freedom of Information Act.

You should receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Council does not hold the information or if there is a reason for it
to be withheld.

Please remember to quote the above FOI reference number in any future
communications.

Kind regards,         

Freedom of Information

 

 

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Freedom Of Information, Crawley Borough Council

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Dear Sir,

 

Further to your request for information, please see below for the
Council's response in blue text. We sincerely apologise for the delay in
providing this information.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Section

 

FOI request No: 4846

 

 

Dear Crawley Borough Council,

 

Could you please provide me with a copy of the business case for your data
centre migration project as referenced here:
[1]https://www.company85.com/clients/new-da...

 

Please see attached document. 

 

 

S40

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – Someone else’s personal data

Crawley Borough Council has considered your request and has not provided
you with information relating to private individuals.  This decision was
taken with regard to the following section of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

 

Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Section 40(2) provides that information is exempt if:

 

One of two conditions is met.  These conditions are as follows:

 

First condition

 

Disclosure of the information to a member of the public otherwise than
under the FOIA would contravene:

 

any of the data protection principles (section 40(3)(a)(i)) or

 

A DPA section 10 notice (section 40(3)(a)(ii))

 

Second Condition

 

The information is exempt from the subject access right by virtue of an
exemption in the DPA (section 40(4)).

 

In this instance your request for the personal information belonging to a
third party would be in direct contravention of Principle 1 under Section
40(3)(a)(i) of the Date Protection Act 1998.

 

 

S31

 

Crawley Borough Council has considered your request and has not provided
you with information relating to its current IT arrangements under Section
31 of the Freedom of Information Act – Prevention or Detection of a Crime.

Section 31 of the Freedom of Information Act is subject to a test of
prejudice.  This means that information can only be withheld if its
disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice one of the activities
listed in either subsection 31(1) or (2). 

The prejudice test involves a number of steps:

One of the law enforcement interests protected by section 31 must be
harmed by the disclosure. 

The prejudice claimed must be real, actual or of substance. Therefore, if
the harm was only trivial, the exemption would not be engaged.

 

The exemption also covers information held by public authorities without
any specific law enforcement responsibilities.  It could be used by a
public authority to withhold copies of information it had provided to a
law enforcement agency as part of an investigation. It could also be used
to withhold information that would make anyone, including the public
authority itself, more vulnerable to crime for example, by disclosing its
own security procedures, such as alarm codes. 

 

Argument for withholding certain information relating to CBC’s current
arrangements:

 

CBC has a duty to protect its IT systems and datacentres.  Placing
information into the public domain would compromise CBC’s IT security.  It
is not in the public interest to provide details of CBC’s IT systems which
may lead its databases that contain the personal information of staff,
residents, and others being hacked or compromised.

 

Disclosure is outweighed by the risk of revealing vulnerabilities which
may allow malicious parties to commit a crime the requested information
was disclosed and used to assist those wishing to circumvent our security
systems.  We would fail in our duty to help prevent criminal activity,
which in turn would cause us to fail in our duty to protect confidential
information and continue to provide a services to a large number of
residents.

 

Disclosing specific information about our current IT arrangements would
provide valuable information to organisations wishing to circumvent our
systems and therefore commit a criminal offence.

 

The arguments for and against release have been considered and it has been
decided that the balance of public interest falls in favour of applying
this exemption in this case.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

David Paine

 

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