Migrants

Dr Emma L Briant made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

The Home Office works with a number of private companies who contracted to undertake work that might involve personal data. You state here (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/7...) that you commissioned a number of campaigns and websites December 2020 – April 2021 for £48,208 including from SeeFar who run Migrants on the Move. Given the concerns raised over the data compliance and legality of treatment of personal data by this website (https://twitter.com/GeorgeChiesa/status/...) - did the Home Office ensure all websites being run on its behalf or otherwise funded by these campaigns were compliant? Can the Home Office confirm this particular campaign was compliant with UK and European law?

Thank you for your help

Yours faithfully,

Dr Emma L Briant

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Dear Dr Emma L Briant,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 68579). We will aim to send you a full response by 23/03/2022 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

Regards

N McKenzie
Home Office

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Dear Dr Emma L Briant,

Please be aware that the Home Office have decided to handle your correspondence of 22 February 2022 outside the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. This is because it does not meet the criteria for a Freedom of Information request, as it does not ask for recorded information. Below is a link to the ICO guidance for the criteria for valid requests under the Act:

https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

The Home Office will provide an answer to your query, but it will be answered outside of the provisions of the Act. You should expect to receive a response in due course from the appropriate Home Office business area.

N McKenzie
Home Office

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