Dear Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please provide the following details of any and all gifts and/or hospitality provided by the cybersecurity company Darktrace (also known as Darktrace Limited, Darktrace Holdings and Darktrace Plc):

-- The monetary value;
-- The description;
-- The date;
-- The unit, office or department in which the recipients of the gifts/hospitality worked;
-- Whether the gifts/hospitality were accepted, rejected, or otherwise donated;

Please provide this information for any gifts/hospitality received from June 2013 onwards inclusive in the form of an itemised list for each instance of a gift and/or hospitality.

Please also disclose whether you were using Darktrace's services in May 2017.

Please provide the most up-to-date information as of the date this request is fulfilled in electronic (soft copy) form.

If it is not possible to fulfil this request due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request. If you can identify any other ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

Thank you for your assistance and I look forward to your response.

Kadhim Shubber

Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates

Our Reference: 202100197686

Dear Kadhim Shubber,

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Our Reference: 202100197780

Dear Kadhim Shubber,

Thank you for your correspondence sent on 27/04/2021. Your query will be
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Thank you for the response.

I just wanted to make sure I understood the response. Does it mean that you have no record of any gifts/hospitality from Darktrace and no record of using its services in May 2017?

Kadhim

Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates

Hi Kadhim,

Thank you for your correspondence asking:

' I just wanted to make sure I understood the response. Does it mean that you have no record of any gifts/hospitality from Darktrace and no record of using its services in May 2017?'

The search results from Scottish Government Digital Health and Care Directorates in relation to your FOISA request (Our Reference: 202100197780) confirmed that there are no records of any gifts/hospitality from Darktrace and no record of using its services in May 2017.

Kind regards,

George

George Irvine
Senior Information Compliance Advisor,
Digital Health and Care Division
Directorate for Health and Social Care Integration

Scottish Government
St Andrew’s House
Regent Road
Edinburgh | EH1 3DG

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Got it, thanks for all your help!

Kadhim