Legality of RSPCA access to PNC

Ken Tindell made this Freedom of Information request to Information Commissioner’s Office

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From: Ken Tindell

30 June 2013

Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,

Please disclose the information you hold (including emails, reports
and memoranda) on any investigations into or assessments of the
legality of the RSPCA (a private body not subject to the FOIA)
being permitted access to the Police National Computer.

Yours faithfully,

Ken Tindell

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Information Commissioner’s Office

5 July 2013

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5 July 2013

 

Case Reference Number IRQ0503903

 

Dear Mr Tindell

Request for Information
 
Thank you for your correspondence dated 30 June in which you made the
following information request.
 
Please disclose the information you hold (including emails, reports and
memoranda) on any investigations into or assessments of the legality of
the RSPCA (a private body not subject to the FOIA) being permitted access
to the Police National Computer.
 
We are dealing with your request in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA). We will respond promptly, and no later than
29 June which is 20 working days from the day after we received your
request.
 
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information in the ‘subject’ field. This will ensure that the information
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Yours sincerely
 
Trevor Craig
Lead Information Governance Officer – Information Access
01625 545540
Information Commissioner’s Office

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Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 Fax: 01625 524 510 Web: www.ico.org.uk

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Information Commissioner’s Office

24 July 2013

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24th July 2013

 

Case Reference Number IRQ0503903

 

Dear Dr Tindell

Further to our acknowledgement dated 5 July 2013 we are now in a position
to respond to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
 
On 5 July 2013 you requested the following information:
 
“Please disclose the information you hold (including emails, reports and
memoranda) on any investigations into or assessments of the legality of
the RSPCA (a private body not subject to the FOIA) being permitted access
to the Police National Computer”.
 
 
Response to request
 
In response to your request, we have searched our electronic case
management system for assessments /complaints submitted about the RSPCA in
relation to access to Police National Computer (PNC) records. We have also
consulted with all relevant areas of the business regarding contact with
the RSPCA or the PNC specifically in relation to access of the RSPCA to
PNC records. Unfortunately, no information is held in relation to your
request.
 
 
In more general terms, you may find the information under point 4.5 of the
link to our website below of interest.
[1]http://www.ico.org.uk/~/media/documents/...
 
 
The Independent Advisor for Criminality Information Management (Mrs Sunita
Mason) published two reports regarding her review of the criminal records
regime. Our Strategic Liaison department was a member of her advisory
panel. Mrs Mason reports are publicly available through the following
links
 
Phase 1
[2]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...
 
Phase 2
[3]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...
 
 
I hope you find the response of assistance
 
If you are dissatisfied with the response you have received and wish to
request a review of our decision or make a complaint about how your
request has been handled you should write to the Information Governance
Department at the address below or e-mail
[4][email address]
 
Your request for internal review should be submitted to us within 40
working days of receipt by you of this response.  Any such request
received after this time will only be considered at the discretion of the
Commissioner.
 
If having exhausted the review process you are not content that your
request or review has been dealt with correctly, you have a further right
of appeal to this office in our capacity as the statutory complaint
handler under the legislation.  To make such an application, please write
to the First Contact Team, at the address below or visit the ‘Complaints’
section of our website to make a Freedom of Information Act or
Environmental Information Regulations complaint online.
 
A copy of our review procedure is available [5]here

Yours sincerely

Iman Elmehdawy
Lead Information Governance Officer
 

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Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 Fax: 01625 524 510 Web: www.ico.org.uk

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