Names of databases sending data abroad

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) did not have the information requested.

Joanna Iatridou

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please consider this communication as a request for information in accordance with the FOISA 2002.
Please list the names of databases that send abroad information to other security/police/authorities when UK former UK residents travel or settle down abroad.

Please list all databases where UK residents can be listed not just for convictions, but for suspicions or with potential alert/alarming data connected with their name. Also please list how many of these databases can be queried for data held by UK residents and which databases are out of reach to query for residents or citizens.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Iatridou

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Ms Iatridou,

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2010040003516
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/04/2010. I note you seek
access to the following information:

* "Please consider this communication as a request for information in
accordance with the FOISA 2002.
* Please list the names of databases that send abroad information to
other security/police/authorities when UK former UK residents travel
or settle down abroad.
* Please list all databases where UK residents can be listed not just
for convictions, but for suspicions or with potential alert/alarming
data connected with their name.
* Also please list how many of these databases can be queried for data
held by UK residents and which databases are out of reach to query for
residents or citizens. "

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act). You will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act,
subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference
to a third party. In some circumstances the MPS may be unable to
achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and
given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet, which details your
right of complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact Katie London, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Katie London
Policy and Support Officer
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Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think
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You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
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Ask to have the decision looked at again –

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Complaints should be made in writing and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
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In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 40 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied
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been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information
Commissioner please visit their website at
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Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Ms Iatridou,

Freedom of Information Act Request Reference No: 2010040003516
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/04/2010. I note you seek
access to the following information:

* "-Please consider this communication as a request for information in
accordance with the FOISA 2002.
* - Please list the names of databases that send abroad information to
other security/police/authorities when UK former UK residents travel
or settle down abroad.
* - Please list all databases where UK residents can be listed not just
for convictions, but for suspicions or with potential alert/alarming
data connected with their name.
* - Also please list how many of these databases can be queried for data
held by UK residents and which databases are out of reach to query for
residents or citizens. "

This is to inform you that I cannot identify any specific records /
documents that will satisfy your request based on the details you have
provided. To enable the MPS to meet your request could you please
provide this office with further information. I provide some guidance
that may assist you more clearly describe the information you require:

Would you be able to clarify the following, please:

- When you mention information, do you refer to just conviction
information that may be shared or other information?

- What is meant by potential alert/alarming data?

- Do you want to know what information the MPS may share with other
organisations?

- If so, do you want to know which organisations?

- Or do you just want a list of the names of different
databases/systems that may be used by the MPS to share information?
After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and
you will receive the information requested within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

However, if the requested additional information has not been received
by 26th July 2010 I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with
this request and will treat it as withdrawn.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right
of complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact Katie London, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Katie London
Policy and Support Officer
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think
the decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your
request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again –

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is
to telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your
decision letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues
and assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision
of the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act)
regarding access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS
to have the decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days
from the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied
with the decision you may make application to the Information
Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for information has
been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information
Commissioner please visit their website at
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk. Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

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Joanna Iatridou

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Clarifications you asked:
1. - "When you mention information, do you refer to just conviction information that may be shared or other information?"
I mean other information such as suspicions written re. a person for the detection and prevention of crime, terrorism, danger or injury to the public and marking the person for 24/7 secret services monitoring.
3 real life examples: Person A complained to NHS for incident where she sustained deliberate infection to be injured. This person goes abroad and is followed by MI5 plus at the passport controls there was a text long like a novel attached to her name. Example B. Person complains of being microchiped and goes abroad to scan the chip: he is being "tagged" and the specialist pockets the fees but denies microchip. Example C. Person complaints of harassment, goes far away to Africa, no crime records, peaceful meek person, he is still "tagged" and harassed far out in Africa just like he was in the UK. Now how are harmless persons who placed an unpleasant complaint of being harmed in the UK, branded in such a manner that despite being meek people still get spied and harassed? There must be one or more categories for this.

2)What is meant by potential alert/alarming data?
Heinous suspicions such as a person being a rapist, paedophile, fraudster, extremist, potentially dangerous to public, possibly prostitute or hacker escaping detection so far. Alarms/alerts with zero prosecution and zero criminal record.

3)Do you want to know what information the MPS may share with other organisations? Yes, re. people who placed a complaint that they were harmed in the UK in some way, in NHS or at work or socially, how do you share information about them as they report being monitored and harassed in many distant countries.

4)If so, do you want to know which organisations?Yes, where do you send info especially for the category described in paragraph 3)

5)Or do you just want a list of the names of different
databases/systems that may be used by the MPS to share information? Yes I would be grateful for a list of these, and break down in 3 main groups if possible, a.those which are re.convictions or prosecutions
b. suspicions alert/alarms with clean criminal record
c. those people who accused NHS or other organisation or social group of criminal and sudden injury, complained for being harmed, clean criminal record.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Iatridou

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Ms Iatridou,

Thank you for your email.

Please would you phone Ms Duncan on 0207 161 3500 (Option 2) at your
earliest convenience.

Kind Regards,

Katie London | FOIA Policy and Support Officer | Security Standards and
Architecture | Directorate of Information | Public Access Office
Metropolitan Police Service
Email - [email address] | Phone - 0207 161 3500 | Met Phone -
783500
Address - Public Access Office, PO BOX 57192, London SW6 1TR

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Joanna Iatridou

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
I don't understand why I would need to discuss this query on the phone with Miss Duncan. I just saw your reply and I suppose you consider my query strange:
the 3 examples A,B,C are not myself, nothing personal, my question is in the public interest.It concerns people with zero criminal record being persecuted abroad and within this category a specific pattern of unrelated, unconnected people who report and try to gather proof somebody harmed them at work or at the doctors, they go abroad to get a new life and are still "monitored" or tagged as I say, they are ordinary, that is not whistle-blowers, activists and did not do any civil disobedience or provocative protest in their life, just very meek decent people. There are many more and this is a specific social pattern and percentage of the UK population. Its a mystery to them and to all. So,we are eagerly expecting web links or other material that describes what databases and what categories send out instructions to monitor abroad UK citizens or residents, especially those with no criminal convictions and those who reported harm/injury but were unable to consolidate high quality proof material.
Plus, for your reference (MPS) you should read IPCC decision/ruling 2007/002910, it concerns "Failure to notify or Record a Complaint Appeal", this IPCC ruling condemns the "cop thinking that if a citizen reports or complaints to a Police Officer about something he is unable to back up with 100% unshakable proof, then the "cop-thinking is to attack the person by sectioning him and also to fail to record/write down and file the complaint. This "aggression-cop-attitude" has been officially IPCC condemned in this ruling and again its nothing personal, its not about me, other people in UK.IPCC ruled that complaints got to be recorded on the basis of what is the allegation, not on the basis if the citizen complaining can supply 100% proof and if not, attack/punish the complainant by sectioning him as extra-judicial punishment Because the question is greatly in the public interest we are keenly waiting for partial or full answers.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Iatridou

Joanna Iatridou

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
the common denominator of the category of people I describe, UK nationals or residents especially those with no criminal convictions and who reported harm/injury done to them in UK but were unable to
consolidate high quality proof material and cannot escape/stop harassment and monitoring abroad may be equal exposure to Interpol, in any country they go for a new start. If Interpol is behind abolition off articles 2,3,5,6,8,8,10,14 of their Human Rights Act 1998 and they are unable to gather proof against Interpol, which is most likely, who stands up and holds Interpol in check?

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Iatridou

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Ms Iatridou,

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2010040003516

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/04/2010. I note you seek
access to the following information:

* "Please consider this communication as a request for information in
accordance with the FOISA 2002.
* Please list the names of databases that send abroad information to
other security/police/authorities when UK former UK residents travel
or settle down abroad.
* Please list all databases where UK residents can be listed not just
for convictions, but for suspicions or with potential alert/alarming
data connected with their name
* Also please list how many of these databases can be queried for data
held by UK residents and which databases are out of reach to query for
residents or citizens. "

You have asked a number of questions asking about MPS databases sharing or
sending information abroad.

MPS systems do not operate in this way as requests to receive, send or
exchange information with foreign governments are dealt with through the
Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). Therefore this information
that you have requested is not held.

SOCA is not listed in Schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
and as such is not obliged to respond to Freedom of Information requests.
SOCA is also not listed as a 'Scottish Public Authority' in the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002).
Any information from, or relating to, SOCA has an absolute exemption from
disclosure by other public authorities by virtue of Section 23 of the Act
(as amended by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005).

To assist you I have attached a link to a recent issue of "The Job", -
pages 12-14 of which detail the process for sharing information in these
cases:

* http://www.met.police.uk/job/job1011/the...

I have also included links to further information about the UK Central
Authority for the Exchange of Criminal Records and the work of SOCA and
Interpol:

* http://www.acpo.police.uk/acro/UKCAECR.asp

* http://library.npia.police.uk/docs/UKCA-...

* http://www.soca.gov.uk/about-soca/workin...

* http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/obtai...

I have also provided a link to the Home Affairs report reviewing the
Justice and Home Affairs issues at the European Union which discusses the
criminal justice systems and cooperation between member states:

* http://www.parliament.the-stationery-off...

Information pertaining to MPS intelligence systems and information sharing
can be found via the below link:

* http://www.mpa.gov.uk/committees/sop/200...

I hope this information is of assistance.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

If you are dissatisfied with this response please read the attached paper
entitled Complaint Rights which explains how to make a complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me at the address at the top of this letter, quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely

Katie London
Policy and Support Officer
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again ***

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

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