Dear Home Office,

I’m sending this inquiry to ask for your clarification and explanation on e-border program exact passengers’ information stored & status.
1. UKBA e-borders Overview of Legislation http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/siteco... shows the data you collect are Mandatory Data and Additional Data. Among Mandatory Data TDI (travel document information) seems to be the data passport control routinely record when passengers enters into UK, or didn’t keep TDI of every passenger until e-borders program started?
2. The above document says OPI (other passenger information) of Additional Data include details such as passenger name, address, telephone numbers, ticketing information and travel itinerary. In practice, these will be data generally held on a carrier’s reservation, departure control or equivalent system. These data will only be required to the extent to which they are known to the carrier, does this data include passengers’ credit card information they use to purchase tickets?
3. BBC article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22... said E-borders began collecting details of passenger and crews for inbound flights from outside the EU at nine airports in March 2012. While UKBA another document here http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/siteco... indicates Semaphore system already started at least 2008 and keeps over 70 million records. I understand that Semaphore system captures NPR (Passenger Name Record) that must be equivalent to OPI, then did you already collect UK residents’ OPI who bought tickets in UK travel agent and traveled & came back from outside EU since 2008 rather than March 2012?
4. Lastly, I found different sources show different data sharing policy. Can you identify who can & who can’t access to e-borders data among Home Office / Police / HMRC / Intelligence Agencies (MI5 & MI6) / DWP / NHS, please also list any other bodies who are eligible to access?

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Smith

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You didn't make the deadline.
How longer should I wait?
Please answer asap.

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Richard Smith

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Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request. 
I apologise for the delay in replying to you.

 

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We will aim to send you a full response by 25/10/2013 which is twenty
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From: Richard Smith [mailto:[FOI #174475 email]]
Sent: 27 September 2013 13:02
To: FOI Requests
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - e-borders
Status & Exact Data Stored

 

 

 

 

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You didn't make the deadline.

 

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Dear FOI Requests,

Thanks for your response.
I'm basically satisfied with the answers you produced though, just 1 point which I'm afraid you just overlooked to answer.
That is: 'does this data include passengers’ credit card information they use to purchase tickets?' in my No.2 question.
I would believe it's a big public interest to know what information is collected in e-border system and you should specifically clarify if credit card information including various personal info is a part of it.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Smith (quoting reference 28731)

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Dear FOI Requests,

Despite your comment of We aim to provide a response to all FOI requests within 20 working days., I have not received any response from you yet.

Please answer asap.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Smith

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Dear FOI Requests,

You have failed to deliver your promise of "We aim to provide a response to all FOI requests within 20 working days. " TWICE.
As a result, I have waiting for youe answer to my simle question since 1st October '13 that is nearly 50 working days.

How poor you are!!

Let me repeat that my simple question is " does this data include passengers’ credit card information they use to purchase tickets?"

Please answer Yes or No immediately.

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Richard Smith

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Dear Home Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'e-borders Status & Exact Data Stored'.

You said you would reply within 20 working days on 1st Oct '13, since then I have not received any single answer from you for over 3 and half months despite my repeated reminder which you have totally neglected.

Let me repeat that my simple question is " does this data include passengers’ credit card information they use to purchase tickets?"
Please answer Yes or No immediately.

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

Yours faithfully,

Richard Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your query.

 

Your questions was

 

2. The above document (i.e.
[1]http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/siteco...)
says OPI (other passenger information) of Additional Data include details
such as passenger name, address, telephone numbers, ticketing information
and travel itinerary. In practice, these will be data generally held on a
carrier’s reservation, departure control or equivalent system. These data
will only be required to the extent to which they are known to the
carrier, does this data include passengers’ credit card information they
use to purchase tickets?

 

In the e-Borders Overview of Legislation document, using the link you
provided in your questions, refers to the articles 5(4) and 6(4) of the
Statutory Instrument No .5, of which 5(4) states:

 

(4) The passenger information and service information set out in Schedule
2 is specified for the purposes of paragraph 27B(9) and (9A) of Schedule 2
to the 1971 Act to the extent to which it is known to the owner or agent
of a ship or aircraft or to the person operating an international service
or his agent.

 

[2]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2008/...

 

 

Schedule 2 of Statutory Instrument No.5 provides a full list and
definitions of passenger and service information, of which is includes :-

 

(z)details of the method of payment used, including the number of any
credit, debit or other card used;

 

[3]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2008/...

 

Regards,

 

 

Andy Woodgate

Information Access Team (IAT)

Corporate Services Group

 

Home Office

Ground Floor Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

 

T: +44 (0)20 7035 5273

 

[4]www.gov.uk/home-office

 

 

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