Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
There have been circumstances when a FOI request has been denied, due to exemption 32 "journalism literature and art", but the data has been provided on a voluntary basis, despite the potential exemption... An example of the exact language used by the BBC is given below:
"However, in this instance, we have opted to provide you
with information relevant to your request voluntarily, despite the Act not
obliging us to do so. "
Please provide data regarding the advice, recommendations and policy guiding BBC FOI staff to "volunteer" information, despite section 32 prohibition.
Dear Terry A,
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 28 April 2020. 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 RFI20200513.
BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]
Please find attached our response to your request for information
Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP
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