Internal communications

Mr Aiken made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Recently a victim of tv licencing harassment made a visit to the BBC head of revenue management to hand deliver a letter. Please provide all internal communications including emails, meeting minutes and discussions with outside agencies relating to this doorstepping incident.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Aiken

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Aiken,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 17th June 2018. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20181147.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Aiken

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20181147.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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Email: [2][BBC request email]

 

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'Internal communications'.

In the response to this FOI the BBC stated that it believes "the information requested constitutes personal data and we are therefore withholding any such information held under section 40(2) of the Act. "

Given the information sought relates to both internal and external BBC discussions in the broadest, most general sense in relation to this matter and not to the individual Pipa Doubtfire but rather the BBC head of revenue management. Any discussions within the BBC cannot relate to the private individual otherwise there would have been a misappropriation of resources for private matters, nor can the GDPR be used by a BBC employee (not a private individual) to protect the BBC from enquiries made under the FOI.

Given the prima facie evidence on the internet (disappearing web pages and edits) subsequent to the delivery of the letter it would seem the BBC has spent quite some time and resources with a view to erasing such data permanently from the 'Public Domain'.

I am interested not in Pipa Doubtfire the private individual but the actions of the head of BB revenue management and any misappropriation of funds and resources for what ostensibly would have been a private matter had those BBC funds and resources not been co-opted.

Under the FOI Act, I would like all letters e-mails sent by the BBC to all newspapers, internet sites etc relating to this 'incident' in any way.
I understand that you would heavily 'redact' all replies..(as your usual 'transparancy' policies dictate).

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr Aiken

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Aiken

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000: Internal review request

 

We have received your request for an internal review in relation to your
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (RFI20181147).  Your
request for an internal review was received on 21 July 2018. 

 

We shall deal with the review as promptly as possible and, at the latest
within 20 working days of our receipt of your internal review request.  If
you have any queries please contact us quoting the reference number below
on all correspondence.

 

The reference number for your internal review request is IR2018063.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights

BBC Legal

BC2 A5, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2][BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

 

 

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Aiken,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 21st July 2018. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20181442.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Aiken

I refer to your request for internal review of the BBC's decision in RFI20181147.

Your request was initially as follows:

"Recently a victim of tv licencing harassment made a visit to the BBC head of revenue management to hand deliver a letter. Please provide all internal communications including emails, meeting minutes and discussions with outside agencies relating to this doorstepping incident."

In seeking internal review, you provided the following clarification:

"Under the FOI Act, I would like all letters e-mails sent by the BBC to all newspapers, internet sites etc relating to this 'incident' in any way."

I am emailing to confirm that we will proceed with an internal review in respect of this refined scope. The reference for the internal review is IR2018063.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Kind regards

BBC Information Rights
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

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Mr Aiken left an annotation ()

Odd but I don't see it as refining the scope, the original request was broad so as to remove the wiggle room, leaving it up to BBC discretion as to the scope of the request. So we'll see what they do with this 'scope' now, if refused it's going to the ICO anyhoo.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Aiken

 

Please find attached the BBC’s response to your request for an internal
review (RFI20181147 / IR2018063).

 

Best wishes

 

BBC Information Rights

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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