Dear School of Oriental and African Studies,

Please could you share under the FOI Act any communication including emails in full and details of meetings held between Dr Paul Stott and persons connected with the firms Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and Cambridge Analytica since the commencement of his employment at SOAS.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Emma L Briant

Information Compliance Manager, School of Oriental and African Studies

Dear Dr Emma Briant,

Thank you for your request for information which has been received by
SOAS.

We will provide you with the School’s response as soon as possible and
within 20 working days of the date of your request.

Yours sincerely,

David Ogden

Information Compliance Manager

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Information Compliance Manager, School of Oriental and African Studies

FOI2019/268

 

Dear Dr Emma Briant,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request of 23 December 2019.
I have reproduced your questions below together with SOAS’s response.

 

Please could you share under the FOI Act any communication including
emails in full and details of meetings held between Dr Paul Stott and
persons connected with the firms Strategic Communication Laboratories
(SCL) and Cambridge Analytica since the commencement of his employment at
SOAS.

 

Our response

Dr Paul Stott has confirmed that there have been no communications, or
meetings, between him and Strategic Communication Laboratories, or
Cambridge Analytica, in any professional capacity.

 

Your right to appeal
I hope that you are satisfied with this response, but if you are not you
can ask me for an informal review within 40 working days of receipt of
this response:

 

Information Compliance Manager

SOAS, University of London

Thornhaugh Street

Russell Square

London WC1H 0XG

United Kingdom

 

Email: [1][SOAS request email]

 

If it does not prove possible to resolve your complaint informally, I will
arrange for a formal review of the handling of your request according to
the School's procedures. These can be found on SOAS's website at
[2]http://www.soas.ac.uk/infocomp/foi/appea....

 

If you are dissatisfied with SOAS's response following this internal
review, you can apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision on
whether your request has been dealt with in accordance with the
requirements of the Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental
Information Regulations. The Commissioner will normally require you to
have gone through our internal review process first before they consider
your appeal. If the Commissioner finds in your favour, the Commissioner
can require SOAS to release the information to you. The Commissioner can
be contacted at the following address:

 

Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

United Kingdom

 

Further information about your right to appeal to the Information
Commissioner is available on the Commissioner's website
([3]http://www.ico.org.uk/).

 

Yours sincerely

 

David Ogden

Information Compliance Manager

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