Details of Tweets Send and/or Deleted by Metropolitan Police Account @MetLGBTNetwork

Paul Perrin made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I require a list of all twitter activity on this account since August the 1st.

In particular for every tweet sent (even if now deleted).

The Date/Time - Author (individual responsible) - Tweet Content - Device Used to Access Twitter (type, IP address and location).

Also the same information for each tweet that has been deleted from this account

Finally all details held by the 'Met LGBT Network' mentioning the twitter account '@pperrin' or mentioning 'Paul Perrin' who maybe listed as the owner of the twitter account '@pperrin'.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Perrin

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016080000729

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/08/2016.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"I require  a list of all twitter activity on this account since August
the 1st.

In particular for every tweet sent (even if now deleted).

The Date/Time - Author (individual responsible) - Tweet Content - Device
Used to Access Twitter (type, IP address and location).

Also the same information for each tweet that has been deleted from this
account

Finally all details held by the 'Met LGBT Network' mentioning the twitter
account '@pperrin' or mentioning 'Paul Perrin' who maybe listed as the
owner of the twitter account '@pperrin'."

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, quoting the
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will be able to pass on a message and/or advise you of the relevant
contact details.

Yours sincerely

R. Loizou
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

You were legally required to respond to this request with in 20 working days - I don't know why I bother to say this as you (presumably) are fully aware of this fact.

I assume you have systems to track this and are fully aware of your breach.

I have (just now - mid email) received a phone call saying that I will be getting a response in the next few days - but still write this to have it on record.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'Details of Tweets Send and/or Deleted by Metropolitan Police Account @MetLGBTNetwork'.

This request is long overdue - and while I had one informal call from an officer about the delay I have had no official justification for the delay and continue to be entirely uninformed as to why the delay continues.

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

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Perrin

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 2016090001014

I write in connection with your request for a review of the handling
and/or decision relating to  2016080000729 which was received by the
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on  26/09/2016.  

A review will now be conducted in accordance with the Code of Practice
issued under Section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).
 The reviewing officer will reconsider the original request before
responding to you with their findings.

There is no statutory time limit in relation to the completion of an
Internal Review.  However, the MPS aim to complete Internal Reviews within
20 working days or in exceptional cases, within 40 working days.  This is
based upon guidance published by the Information Commissioner.

If it is not possible to complete the Internal Review within this
timescale you will be informed at the earliest opportunity.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of an Internal Review you may wish to
refer the matter to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

For information on how to make an application to the Information
Commissioner please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively,
write to or phone:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  0303 123 1113

Yours sincerely

R. Loizou
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Perrin

Freedom of Information Internal Review Reference No: 2016090001014

I write in connection with your request dated 15/09/2016 for an internal
review in relation to your FoIA request (ref: 2016080000729).  The request
was as follows:

I require a list of all twitter activity on this account since August the
1st.
In particular for every tweet sent (even if now deleted).
The Date/Time - Author (individual responsible) - Tweet Content - Device
Used to Access Twitter (type, IP address and location).
Also the same information for each tweet that has been deleted from this
account
Finally all details held by the 'Met LGBT Network' mentioning the twitter
account '@pperrin' or mentioning 'Paul Perrin' who maybe listed as the
owner of the twitter account '@pperrin'.

DECISION

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has completed its review and
determined that procedural errors were made in relation to your request.

REASON FOR DECISION        

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 creates a statutory right of access to
information held by public authorities. A public authority in receipt of a
request must:
·        confirm whether they hold the requested information (Section
1(1)(a)); and if so,
·        communicate it to the applicant (Section 1(1)(b)).

Furthermore, the Freedom of Information Act is designed to place
information into the public domain. Once access to information is granted
to one person under the Act, it is then considered to be public
information and must be communicated to any individual upon request. In
accordance with this principle, the MPS operates an applicant-blind and
motive-blind approach to FoIA requests and routinely publishes information
disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act on the MPS Internet site
(http://www.met.police.uk/foi/disclosure/...).

The right of access to information is subject to a number of exemptions
that are designed to enable public authorities to withhold information
that is not suitable for release.  The Act also specifies a number of
requirements for public authorities to adhere to when responding to
requests for information.

Section 10 (Time for compliance with request)

Section 10(1) of the Act states:

‘Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a public authority must comply with
section 1(1) promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth
working day following the date of receipt.’

In the circumstances of your case, neither the information requested nor a
refusal notice was provided to you within 20 working days.  Therefore, the
MPS have not complied with the requirements of section 10 of the Act.

With this in mind, I have contacted the Information Manager responsible
for your request and been assured that a response will be provided to you
as soon as possible.

Enquiries relating to your request are ongoing. Furthermore, the MPS has
recently experienced a number of IT faults that have affected the software
used for processing FoIA requests. This has further contributed to the
delay in processing your request.

As a response to your request is currently outstanding, I am unable to
complete a full internal review in relation to your request.  However,
should you be dissatisfied with the MPS response to your request, you may
request an internal review in relation to the decision.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise on behalf of the MPS
for any inconvenience caused by the time taken to respond to your Freedom
of Information Act request. The issues you have raised have been recorded
and they will enable us to provide a more efficient and effective service
in the future.

Yours sincerely

Brian Wilson
Information Law Advisor

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authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
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any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
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this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Perrin

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016080000729

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/08/2016.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

I require  a list of all twitter activity on this account since August the
1st.
In particular for every tweet sent (even if now deleted). The Date/Time -
Author (individual responsible) - Tweet Content - Device Used to Access
Twitter (type, IP address and location). Also the same information for
each tweet that has been deleted from this account Finally all details
held by the 'Met LGBT Network' mentioning the twitter account '@pperrin'
or mentioning 'Paul Perrin' who maybe listed as the owner of the twitter
account '@pperrin'.

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the MPS.  The searches failed to locate any information relevant to
your request, therefore, the information you have requested is not held by
the MPS.

The Met LGBT Network account is owned by the staff association and not the
MPS. Staff Associations do not fall under the remit of FOI legislation at
present however this may change in the future.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address] , quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely

Paul O'Shea
Information Manager
 
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  0303 123 1113

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are
here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

 

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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