Data subject access requests disposed of within statutory 40 day period

Neil Wilby made this Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire Police

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Dear North Yorkshire Police,

Please provide the following information:

Total number of data subject access requests made to (a) North Yorkshire Police (b) Office of North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner in financial years:

(i) 2013-14 (ii) 2014-15 (iii) 2015-16

Of these data subject access requests how many were determined by (a) North Yorkshire Police (b) Office of North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner within the statutory 40 day period.

Of these data subject access requests how many were subject to a request for review.

Of those data subject access requests subject to review how many reviews were determined within the prescribed 20 working day period.

May I remind you that the lawful period within which to detemine a Freedom of Information request is 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby

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"Mail undelivered".

As an investigative journalist, very little matches the frustration of dealing with North Yorkshire Police on an almost daily basis. Their Civil Disclosure Unit is in need of a complete overhaul.

Looking at the experiences of others on WhatDoTheyKnow, poor service and unlawful disposal of information requests by North Yorkshire Police comes as standard.

Sent request to North Yorkshire Police again, using a new contact address.

Neil Wilby left an annotation ()

I spoke with North Yorkshire Police Civil Disclosure Unit on 7th June, 2016.

They have now confirmed receipt of this FOIA request.

Anyone who has been dealing with Emma Morris should note that she unexpectedly left NYP CDU last Friday (3rd June, 2016).

Civil Disclosure, North Yorkshire Police

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Dear Mr Wilby,

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by North Yorkshire Police on 7th June 2016, as detailed below.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  Should you have any queries concerning
this matter, please write quoting the reference number 233.2016-17.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Civil Disclosure

North Yorkshire Police

 

Committed to the Code of Ethics

 

Web: [1]www.northyorkshire.police.uk

Facebook: [2]www.facebook.com/NorthYorkshirePolice

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Dear Civil Disclosure,

The routine practice by North Yortkshire Police of sending out anonymous emails (and letters) breaches the College of Policing Code of Ethics.

Each communication, whether sent privately or to the WhatDoTheyKnow website, should bear a name and a collar number.

Having dealt with that point, can you please assure me (and all other WhatDoTheyKnow users/readers) that this "Data subject access requests disposed of within statutory 40 day period" request will be dealt with wihin the statutory 20 working day period?

For the record, since October 2015 I have made 17 FOIA requests that have been dealt with by your Unit. Only 2 of those were dealt with within the statutory period. 5 still remain to be dealt with, 4 of those are being unlawfully withheld.

The longest time you have taken to dispose of one of my requests has been 373 days.

Yours sincerely,

Neil Wilby

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Sent a follow up to North Yorkshire Police again.

Dear North Yorkshire Police,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of North Yorkshire Police's handling of my FOI request 'Data subject access requests disposed of within statutory 40 day period'. NYP Ref: 233.2016-17

The grounds for review are:

1. Information request not disposed of within statutory 20 working day period.

2. Unlawful, prejudicial, discriminatory, unethical, discourteous approach to almost every contact I have with the Civil Disclosure Unit over (a) freedom of information requests (b) requested reviews of information requests not finalised within the legislative framework (c) data subject access requests and (d) reviews of data subject access requests not finalised within the legislative framework (d) emails (e) requests for information and messages via WhatDoTheyKnow. This latest FoI request (233.2016-17) is a well-evidenced example of these unattractive characteristics.

A full history of the present FOI request, and all correspondence relating to it, is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

I have, of course, issued County Court proceedings against both NYP and NYPCC concerning previous unlawful finalisations of my FoI and DPA requests.

This latest breach will go to the evidence in the court claim against NYP.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby

Bates, Robert, North Yorkshire Police

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Good Afternoon,

Please find attached North Yorkshire Police's response to your Freedom of Information request referenced 233.2016-17.

Kind regards,

Robert Bates
Collar Number 5480
Legal Officer (Civil Disclosure)
North Yorkshire Police

Committed to the Code of Ethics
 
Dial 101, press option 2 and ask for me by my full name or collar number. If using my collar number please state each number individually.
 
Web: www.northyorkshire.police.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NorthYorkshirePolice
Twitter: www.twitter.com/NYorksPolice

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Dear Mr Bates (Collar number 5480),

Thank you for your letter.

May I point out that I know of at least two Data Subject Access requests made to NYPCC:

My own (which was, of course, non-compliant) and one made by fellow journalist, Mr Nigel Ward (still within statutory 40 day period for finalisation).

Neither fall within the requested period so it is academic for the purposes of the finalisation of this information request but it is an error that you should, nonetheless and in my respectful submission, acknowledge and correct on this WhatDoTheyKnow thread.

Yours sincerely,

Neil Wilby

Bates, Robert, North Yorkshire Police

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Dear Mr Wilby,

Thank you for your concern however I can assure you that the content of my letter is indeed accurate when evaluating it against the date we received your Freedom of Information Request (07 June 2016).

Kind regards,

Robert Bates
Collar Number 5480
Legal Officer (Civil Disclosure)
North Yorkshire Police

Committed to the Code of Ethics
 
Dial 101, press option 2 and ask for me by my full name or collar number. If using my collar number please state each number individually.
 
Web: www.northyorkshire.police.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NorthYorkshirePolice
Twitter: www.twitter.com/NYorksPolice

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Dear Mr Bates,

If I may point out, on plain reading and without the qualification you have now added, the information in your letter of 5th July was not correct.

Whilst writing to you, perhaps you would also allow me to point out that the below request, made on 1st July, 2016 has not yet been acknowledged by NYP?

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours sincerely,

Neil Wilby

Williams, Caroline, North Yorkshire Police

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Dear Mr Wilby,

 

Please find attached a reply to your Freedom of Information request
internal review for 233.2016-17.

 

Regards

 

Caroline Williams

Legal Officer (Civil Disclosure)

Collar Number 5982

Joint Corporate Legal Services

North Yorkshire Police

 

Committed to the Code of Ethics

 

Dial 101, press option 2 and ask for me by my full name or collar number. 
If using my collar number, please state each number individually.

 

233.2016-17 IR Response.pdf
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