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Open Rights Group

Dear Lewes District Council,

I am interested to know whether:

(a) You hold personal email addresses as part of your Electoral Register, and if so,

(b) how many emails you hold in the Electoral Register;

(c) What the source or sources of these emails is;

(d) Whether you have included all or some portion of these emails as part of the datasets you gave to election candidates at the 2019 General Election;

(e) If so, how many emails were supplied;

(f) Whether you supplied email details in other prior elections.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Killock
Open Rights Group

Thank you for your information request received today.

 

I am currently reviewing your request and investigating whether there is
any information available for disclosure.  The Council, in accordance with
Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’), will reply
to your request promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth
working day following the date of receipt. Subject Access Requests will be
responded to within one calendar month in line with the GDPR (General Data
Protection Regulation).

 

In accordance with section 8(1)(b) of the Act and related guidance from
the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Council reserves the right to
treat any request for information as invalid unless the requester supplies
their real name.  In such cases, the Council may request proof of
identity.

 

 

Please contact me again if you require any assistance with your request
and I will do my best to provide the relevant help and advice.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

Dear Mr. Killock,

 

Information Request:  FOI 10339

 

Thank you for your information request dated 9 December 2019 received in
our office on the same day.

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you.  Please find below the
information the council holds, and which I am pleased to provide to you.

 

(a) You hold personal email addresses as part of your Electoral Register,
and if so,

Yes

(b) how many emails you hold in the Electoral Register;

36694

(c) What the source or sources of these emails is;

Collected from members of the Electorate via Household Enquiry Form,
Online registration using the IERDS, Invitation to Register forms

(d) Whether you have included all or some portion of these emails as part
of the datasets you gave to election candidates at the 2019 General
Election;

No

(e) If so, how many emails were supplied;

N/A

(f) Whether you supplied email details in other prior elections.

No

 

I trust that this deals with your enquiry to your satisfaction, but if you
feel that Lewes District Council has misunderstood or not responded
appropriately to your request, you have two courses of action:

 

o You can clarify the terms of your original request to allow this to be
looked at again  (if you expand your request this will be dealt with
as a new request)
o All applicants have a 'right of appeal'.  An appeal should be focused
on the original request and should identify how the council’s response
failed to answer your Information Request.  Appeals must be made in
writing (or e-mail) within 40 working days of receipt of this response
and addressed to the Information Governance Appeals Officer, to the
address below. 

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW     

                                  

E-mail  : [1][email address]

 

After the council’s internal appeals procedure has been exhausted, a
further appeal about the same Information Request can be directed to the
Information Commissioner for adjudication.  Full details will be provided
should an appeal proceed to this stage.

 

Please note:

If you are considering re-using the information disclosed to you through
this request, for any purpose outside of what could be considered for
personal use, you are required under the Public Sector Re-use of
Information Regulations 2015 to make an Application for Re-use to the
organisation you have requested the information from.  Applications for
Re-Use should be directed to the address detailed in the footer below.

 

Please contact me again, quoting your reference number, if you require any
further assistance with your current request and I will do my best to
provide the relevant help and advice.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Regards,

 

Kevin Rance

Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

[2][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

References

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