Number of times Schedule 2 Part 1 Para 4 Data Protection Act 2018 exercised in relation to requests for personal data

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Dear Home Office,

I would like to request information relating to the use of Schedule 2 Part 1 Para 4 (Immigration) of the Data Protection Act 2018 in relation to requests for personal data.

Specifically I would like to know:
- How many times the exemption has been used by the Home Office between January 2020 and 1 December 2020.
- The number of times the use of this exemption has been appealed by the requester in the same timeline.
- The number of times those appeals have been resulted in overturning the exercise of the exemption.

- Confirmation of the content of the letter received by individuals accompanying any request for personal data when Schedule 2 Part 1 Para 4.

If you require any further information I would be happy to assist.

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Rice

FOI Requests, Home Office

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FOI Requests, Home Office

Mr. Rice,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 61709). We will aim to send you a full response by 19/01/2021 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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FOI Responses, Home Office

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Dear Mr Rice


FOI 61709


Please find attached a letter in response to your FOI request of 16
December 2020.


Yours sincerely



Customer Performance and Improvement




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