Emails, Correspondence etc with my name in it

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Merthyr Tydfil Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Merthyr Tydfil Council,

I would like copies of all correspondence and communications that the council has with my name in it

Yours faithfully,

Geoff Jones

FOI (Freedom of Information), Merthyr Tydfil Council

Classification: NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

RE:     Freedom Of Information Act 2000 – INFORMATION Request

 

Thank you for your letter that was received by the Data Disclosure and
Records Officer on 22^nd January 2020.

 

In your request for information form you stated that you wished to receive
details held by the Council that relates to yourself. Unfortunately the
Council is unable to fulfil this request under the Freedom of Information
Act. The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act is to encourage
openness in our operation and to allow members of the public access to
information that we hold unless an exemption (pursuant to Part II of the
Act) applies. Information that is released under the Freedom of
Information Act is then placed in the public domain; it becomes open to
public inspection by definition it is released to the world.

 

In the current circumstance, you have requested information to which you
are the data subject. As a result it cannot be released under the Freedom
of Information Act. If it were to be released then it would essentially be
released to every person worldwide. Therefore in accordance with Section
17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this letter acts as a Refusal
Notice.

 

In considering your request the Council believes that the absolute
exemption pursuant to Section 40 of the Act is applicable. This exemption
relates to third party requests for personal information and is decided in
accordance with the data protection principles.

 

Personal information can be defined as information that relates to or
identifies a living individual. This information can be held or recorded
in any form. The Data Protection Act provides a legal framework for how
data controllers, such as the Council, should process personal data.
Section 40 of the Act recognises that there are instances where personal
data should be excluded from entering the public domain.

 

In considering the S40 exemption the Council seeks to rely on subsection
1. The exemption found under S40 (1) relates to the personal information
of the applicant. Requests that fall within S40 (1) are normally dealt
with under the Data Protection Act. Requests made under the Data
Protection Act are known as Subject Access Requests. When information is
released under this Act it is only released to the data subject and not
the world. The Data Protection Act makes it possible for members of the
public to access personal data held by an organisation that relates to or
identifies them. There are also several exemptions outlined under this
Act. As a result of the above your request will be processed in accordance
with the Data Protection Act as a Subject Access Request.

 

If you wish for the Council to consider your request under the Data
Protection Act as a Subject Access Request please let me know as soon as
you are able. We also do not respond to Subject Access Requests made
through whatdotheyknow.com due to the sensitive and personal information
that it could contain so you will need to provide and alternative email or
postal address. If I do not hear from you within 20 working days 19^th
February 2020 then I will assume you do not wish to pursue this matter and
your request will be withdrawn.

 

We are sorry that we cannot help further on this occasion but if you are
in any way dissatisfied with the handling of your request, or have any
further information needs in the future then please contact  the Data
Disclosure and Records Officer on 01685 725000 or [1][Merthyr Tydfil Council request email].
You have the right to appeal against our decision. If you wish to appeal
please set out in writing your grounds of appeal and send to:

 

Data Protection Officer

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Civic Centre

Castle Street

Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 8AN

 

Tel: 01685 725000

Fax: 01685 725060

Email: [2][email address]

 

You can find out more about the Act from the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office (Wales)

2^nd Floor

Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

 

Tel: 0330 414 6421 

Email: [3][email address]

Website: [4]www.ico.org.uk

 

If you have any queries or concerns, or if I can be of any further
assistance, please feel free to contact me.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Swyddog Datgelu Data a Chofnodion/Data Disclosure and Records Officer

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/Information Governance Team

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful/Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
Council

 

Canolfan Dinesig/Civic Centre

Stryd Y Castell/Castle Street

Merthyr Tudful/Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 8AN/CF47 8AN

Ffon/Tel: 01685 725000

E-bost/E-mail: [5][Merthyr Tydfil Council request email]

 

Croesawn ni ohebu yn y Gymraeg/We welcome correspondence in Welsh.

Croesawn ohebu yn Gymraeg a fydd hyn ddim yn arwain at oedi.

Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol
ac wedi'u bwriadu ar gyfer pwy bynnag y cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Mae
cynnwys yr e-bost hwn cynrychioli barn y sawl a enwir uchod, felly nid
ydyw'n dilyn ei fod yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr
Tudful.

Darllenwch ein [6]hysbysiadau preifatrwydd i ddarganfod mwy am sut rydym
yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth bersonol.

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful
Canolfan Dinesig
Stryd Y Castell
Merthyr Tudful
CF47 8AN

Teleffon: 01685 725000

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and this will not lead to a delay.

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and
intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are
addressed. The contents of this e-mail represent the views of the
individual(s) named above and do not necessarily represent the views of
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Please read our [7]privacy notices to find out more about how we use your
personal information.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Civic Centre
Castle Street
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8AN

Telephone: 01685 725000

[8]http://www.merthyr.gov.uk

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Dear Merthyr Tydfil Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Merthyr Tydfil Council's handling of my FOI request 'Emails, Correspondence etc with my name in it.

Would you be able to provide this information to me personally rather than through WDTK.

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,

Geoff Jones

Dear Merthyr Tydfil Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Merthyr Tydfil Council's handling of my FOI request 'Emails, Correspondence etc with my name in it'.

I referred this subject access request to the ICO.
The ICO resolved that the Council must provide my information.

Please comply with the ICO decision.

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,

Geoff Jones

FOI (Freedom of Information), Merthyr Tydfil Council

Diolch am eich e-bost.

Hoffem eich hysbysu ei fod yn bosibl na fyddwn yn gallu ymateb i’ch cais oddi fewn i’r fframwaith amser statudol. Mae ein staff yn delio gyda materion o flaenoriaeth uchel ar hyn o bryd ac yn hynny o beth efallai na fyddan nhw’n gallu coladu’r wybodaeth sydd ei hangen arnoch.

Bydd aelod o’r Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth ymateb cyn gynted ag sy’n bosibl gyda gwybodaeth bellach.

Diolch am eich amynedd.

Thank you for your email.

We would like to inform you that we might not be able to respond to your request within the statutory timeframe. Our staff are currently dealing with high priority matters and as such may not be able to collate the information you require.

A member of the Information Governance Team will respond to you as soon as possible with further information.

Thank you for your patience.
Croesawn ohebu yn Gymraeg a fydd hyn ddim yn arwain at oedi.

Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol ac wedi'u bwriadu ar gyfer pwy bynnag y cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Mae cynnwys yr e-bost hwn cynrychioli barn y sawl a enwir uchod, felly nid ydyw'n dilyn ei fod yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful.

Darllenwch ein hysbysiadau preifatrwydd<https://www.merthyr.gov.uk/council/data-...> i ddarganfod mwy am sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth bersonol.

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful
Canolfan Dinesig
Stryd Y Castell
Merthyr Tudful
CF47 8AN

Teleffon: 01685 725000

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and this will not lead to a delay.

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. The contents of this e-mail represent the views of the individual(s) named above and do not necessarily represent the views of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Please read our privacy notices<https://www.merthyr.gov.uk/council/data-...> to find out more about how we use your personal information.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Civic Centre
Castle Street
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8AN

Telephone: 01685 725000

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http://www.merthyr.gov.uk

FOI (Freedom of Information), Merthyr Tydfil Council

Classification: NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

 

Dear Sir/Madam

RE:     Freedom Of Information Act 2000 – INFORMATION Request

We have considered your request and provide the following information:

 

Will you please let me know when this report was considered by a Committee
of the Council.

 

Or if it hasn't yet been considered by a Committee will you please let me
know when it will be considered by Council members.

This report is yet to be presented to a Committee but will be considered
as part of the forward work programme for Audit Committee within the
2020/21 cycle.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder. Most
documents supplied by this department will have been produced by
government officials and will be Crown Copyright. You can find details on
the arrangements for re-using Crown copyright from [1]The National
Archives.

 

We supply this based on your original request. If this is not what you
wanted or if you feel we have not fully understood your request please do
not hesitate to contact us to clarify your exact requirements. If you have
any queries or concerns or are in any way dissatisfied with the handling
of your request and you wish to make a complaint please contact the
Information Governance Team on 01685 725000 or [2][Merthyr Tydfil Council request email]. If
you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint please contact
the Councils Complaints Team on 01685 725000 or
[3][email address], alternatively you may wish to submit a
complaint using the Councils [4]online complaints form. You can find out
more about the Act from the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office (Wales)

2^nd Floor

Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

 

Tel: 0330 414 6421 

Email: [5][email address]

Website: [6]www.ico.org.uk

Responses to completed requests for information are published online
within our disclosure log. Our disclosure log is located on our external
website ([7]www.merthyr.gov.uk). Please click [8]HERE to view our
disclosure log.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Swyddog Datgelu Data a Chofnodion/Data Disclosure and Records Officer

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/Information Governance Team

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful/Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
Council

 

Canolfan Dinesig/Civic Centre

Stryd Y Castell/Castle Street

Merthyr Tudful/Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 8AN/CF47 8AN

Ffon/Tel: 01685 725000

E-bost/E-mail: [9][Merthyr Tydfil Council request email]

 

Croesawn ni ohebu yn y Gymraeg/We welcome correspondence in Welsh.

 

Croesawn ohebu yn Gymraeg a fydd hyn ddim yn arwain at oedi.

Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol
ac wedi'u bwriadu ar gyfer pwy bynnag y cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Mae
cynnwys yr e-bost hwn cynrychioli barn y sawl a enwir uchod, felly nid
ydyw'n dilyn ei fod yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr
Tudful.

Darllenwch ein [10]hysbysiadau preifatrwydd i ddarganfod mwy am sut rydym
yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth bersonol.

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful
Canolfan Dinesig
Stryd Y Castell
Merthyr Tudful
CF47 8AN

Teleffon: 01685 725000

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and this will not lead to a delay.

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and
intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are
addressed. The contents of this e-mail represent the views of the
individual(s) named above and do not necessarily represent the views of
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Please read our [11]privacy notices to find out more about how we use your
personal information.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Civic Centre
Castle Street
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8AN

Telephone: 01685 725000

[12]http://www.merthyr.gov.uk

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Dear FOI (Freedom of Information),
This response does not relate to this FOI request.

It refers to a different FOI request.

Please correct this error

Yours sincerely,

Geoff Jones