Dear Kent County Council,

Please provide email communication between KCC employees regarding social media posts on Twitter by Cantium Business Solutions CEO Mark Scott

In particular regarding a post by Mark Scott on 27th February 2020

“Mortality rate for Coronavirus is 2% that’s the same as flu ! Unless I am missing something this is not a big deal! The only difference is there isn’t a jab yet ! But let be honest how many people have it anyway”

Yours faithfully,

Sean Williams

 

Information request
Our reference: 13852733

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Dear ‎Mr Williams‏
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because we need
further details from you in order to identify and locate the
information.Therefore I should be grateful if you would clarify the
following: 
 
Please clarify which area/teams within KCC you are referring to.
 
As your request stands, it is not possible to answer your request, as this
would require a search of thousands of KCC employees records. This type of
search would certainly exceed the appropriate limit of £450 (equivalent to
18 hours at £25 per hour). Therefore, in accordance with section 12 of the
Freedom of Information Act, we are not obliged to comply with your
request.
 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 18/07/2020.
 
If I do not hear from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it
that you do not wish to pursue this request and will consider the request
closed. 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kelly Leeson
Information Access Officer - Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Strategic and Corporate Services
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Kent County Council,

Thank you for your prompt response.

I do not know the structure of the council and departments so I cannot clarify this.

However I do know that you run Microsoft Exchange, and performing an organisation wide search for the keywords “Mark Scott” and “Twitter” for a competent professional should take no longer than 30 minutes.

Yours sincerely,

Sean Williams

Good afternoon,
 
I have sought the opinion of a senior ICT Compliance and Risk colleague as
to the feasibility of a KCC wide Microsoft Exchange search.  I will be in
touch when I have had a response.
 
Kind regards,
Kelly Leeson
Information Access Officer 

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Dear Kent County Council,

Thank you for your prompt response.

I do not know the structure of the council and departments so I cannot
clarify this.

However I do know that you run Microsoft Exchange, and performing an
organisation wide search for the keywords 'Mark Scott' and 'Twitter' for a
competent professional should take no longer than 30 minutes.

Yours sincerely,

Sean Williams

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Information request
Our reference: 13852733

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Dear Mr Williams
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 18 May 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 Kelly Leeson 
 Information Access Officer - Information Resilience & Transparency Team 
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Kent County Council,

If your result has returned 38,000 results then your query must have been Mark Scott OR twitter opposed to Mark Scott AND Twitter.

It seems my request has been denied due to lack of technical competence.

I request you seek guidance from someone with more technical competence. There is also the risk that there is a conflict of interest if this search is being performed for you by Cantium themselves

Yours sincerely,

Sean Williams

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Good morning,
 
In regards to your email:
 
If your result has returned 38,000 results then your query must have been
Mark Scott OR twitter opposed to Mark Scott AND Twitter.
Please refer to the attached response.
Our ICT Compliance and Risk Team has run a 'traffic' report of emails
across KCC's network using various search terms, including  'Mark Scott'
and 'Twitter'. This search parameter alone resulted in over 38,000
possible emails that may meet the scope of your request.
A number of searches were performed, the particular search the resulted in
38,000 results was 'Mark Scott' and 'Twitter'.
 
It seems my request has been denied due to lack of technical competence.
Please refer to the attached response. The search was completed by KCC's
ICT Compliance and Risk Team, who are technically competent.
 
I request you seek guidance from someone with more technical competence.
There is also the risk that there is a conflict of interest if this search
is being performed for you by Cantium themselves
Please refer to the attached response. The search was completed by KCC's
ICT Compliance and Risk Team who are not only technically competent, are
also not part of Cantium.  They are a central KCC team.
 
If you wish to request an internal review of this case, you can do so by
replying to this email. Alternatively, if you wish to make a formal
complaint, please see the link in the attached response.
 
Kind regards,
Kelly Leeson
Information Access Officer

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Dear Kent County Council,

If your result has returned 38,000 results then your query must have been
Mark Scott OR twitter opposed to Mark Scott AND Twitter.

It seems my request has been denied due to lack of technical competence.

I request you seek guidance from someone with more technical competence.
There is also the risk that there is a conflict of interest if this search
is being performed for you by Cantium themselves

Yours sincerely,

Sean Williams

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