Dear Essex Police,

Please could you supply me with a print out/copy of the front page of your internal intranet (redacting any sensitive information of course).

Thank you in anticipation.

Yours faithfully,

Will Scott

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

1 Attachment

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference. 

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days. The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit. However, there are
exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature. 

 

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part. The exemption at Section 14 may be
engaged if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple
requests on differing subjects.

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for
providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have
produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests. Further
information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at
[1]www.ico.gov.uk, specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[2]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

 

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s
advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your
request. Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

 

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances, delays may be
unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

Please ensure all future enquiries are sent to the
[3][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Email: [4][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA (for Sat Nav directions, use
CM2 6DN for HQ)

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information. Please visit this area of our website
before submitting FOI requests as information may already be available.

[5]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

 

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests: 
[6]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:  [7][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.      

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner.  Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [8]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

show quoted sections

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

3 Attachments

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference.

 

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities.  Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at Section
1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a
request is held.  The second duty at Section 1(1)(b) is to disclose
information that has been confirmed as being held.  Where exemptions are
relied upon Section 17 of FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with
a notice which: a) states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in
question and c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the
exemption applies.

 

In respect of your enquiry:

 

Please could you supply me with a printout/copy of the front page of your
internal intranet (redacting any sensitive information of course)

Having completed enquiries within Essex Police and in respect of Section
1(1)(a), Essex Police does hold some data relating to your request, Essex
Police can confirm in respect of Section 1(1)(b) the attached data,
Redacted data has been applied by virtue of Section 40, Personal
Information and Section S31 Law Enforcement.

Section 40(2) – Personal Information

Section 40 is an absolute exemption with no requirement to complete a
public interest test. Where redaction occurs within the attached document,
this relates to Section 40(2) Personal Information, this represents
information that identifies a living individual, to disclose this
information would breach the principles of the GDPR and the Data
Protection Act 2018. Personal data is defined by Article 4 of the GDPR and
Part 1 of the Data Protection Act 2018, and means any information relating
to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’). An
identified natural person is one who can be identified directly or
indirectly from that data.

Section 31(1)(a)(b) – Law enforcement. This is a qualified and prejudice
based exemption and as such a harm and public interest test needs to be
conducted.

Harm considerations

Information will not be disclosed where the current or future law
enforcement role of the force could be compromised, i.e. where the
prevention/detection of crime, the apprehension/prosecution of offenders
or the administration of justice may be hindered as a result. There are
concerns associated with disclosing sensitive information such as security
codes, and certain policing operations or tactics as this could adversely
affect law enforcement. Certain information could help facilitate a breach
of security by a third party or impact on current policing investigations.
Subsequently this will impact on our ability to effectively police the
communities we serve affecting public safety.

 Public interest considerations

Factors favouring disclosure :Disclosure could aid public debate and
awareness of the current tactics and operations that the Police are
engaged in to fulfil their law enforcement role, and demonstrate the
ongoing commitment to public safety.

Factors favouring non-disclosure: The Police Service has a duty to deliver
effective law enforcement ensuring the prevention and detection of crime,
apprehension or prosecution of offenders, and administration of justice is
carried out appropriately. Identifying specific information in respect of
the Constabulary's security or certain policing operations/tactics would
enable a third party intent on engaging in criminal activity to exploit
this to their advantage. This could provide a tactical advantage to
offenders which would negatively impact on public safety and undermine
the policing purpose. 

Balance test Information contained within the Constabulary intranet pages
and available to employees only will invariably contain sensitive data.
Disclosure of certain information would prejudice policing operations, and
disclosure will negatively impact on the Forces security rendering this
vulnerable.

The harm outlined above in the disclosure of this information outweighs
any public interest identified in disclosure. Therefore it is our opinion
that for these issues the balancing test for disclosing this information
is not made out.

Thank you for your interest in Essex Police

 

Kind regards,

 

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Email: [1][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA  (for Sat Nav directions,
use CM2 6DN for HQ)

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information.

Please visit this area of our website before submitting FOI requests as
information may already be available.

[2]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

 

 

 

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests: 
[3]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:  [4][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.      

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner.  Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [5]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

 

From: Info Rights Freedom Essex
Sent: 13 October 2020 14:19
To: Will Scott <[FOI #698350 email]>
Subject: FOI 14895 - Copy Of EP Intranet Homepage

 

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference. 

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days. The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit. However, there are
exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature. 

 

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part. The exemption at Section 14 may be
engaged if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple
requests on differing subjects.

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for
providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have
produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests. Further
information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at
[6]www.ico.gov.uk, specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[7]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

 

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s
advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your
request. Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

 

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances, delays may be
unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

Please ensure all future enquiries are sent to the
[8][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Email: [9][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA (for Sat Nav directions, use
CM2 6DN for HQ)

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information. Please visit this area of our website
before submitting FOI requests as information may already be available.

[10]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

 

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests: 
[11]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:  [12][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.      

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner.  Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [13]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

show quoted sections