Personal information included in Decision Notices

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Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,

Whilst reviewing your Decision Notices for the month of November I came across two which included personal information - their full names and email addresses (redacted versions below):

i. Complainant - Mr A Address - @me.com
ii. Complainant - Mr B Address - @ yahoo.co.uk

Please provide information on the number of times you have removed personal information included erroneously in Decision Notices in respect of all Decision Notices you published during 2016/17.

Yours faithfully,

D Moore

AccessICOinformation, Information Commissioner’s Office

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Information Commissioner’s Office

21 December 2017

 

Case Reference Number IRQ0715216

 

Dear D Moore,

I write further to your 7 December 2017 email submitted via the What Do
They Know website in which you submitted an information request to the
ICO. We have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA) and our response is below.
 
Your request
 
In your email you asked:
 
“Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,
 
Whilst reviewing your Decision Notices for the month of November I came
across two which included personal information - their full names and
email addresses (redacted versions below):
 
i. Complainant - Mr A Address - @me.com
ii. Complainant - Mr B Address - @ yahoo.co.uk
 
Please provide information on the number of times you have removed
personal information included erroneously in Decision Notices in respect
of all Decision Notices you published during 2016/17.”

Our response
 
I can confirm that we hold information within the scope of your request.  
 
The ICO has removed personal data erroneously included in a Decision
Notice on one occasion in the financial year 2016-2017. In the financial
year 2017-2018, personal data was removed on two occasions. These two
occasions were the removal of personal data from the two November 2017
Decision Notices cited in your request.
 
This concludes our response to your request. I hope the information
provided is helpful.
 
Next steps
 
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request has been handled you should write to the Information Access team
at the address below or e-mail [1][ICO request email].

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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.
 
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handler under the legislation. To make such an application, please visit
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or Environmental Information Regulations complaint online.
 
A copy of our review procedure is available here
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Yours sincerely
 
Maddy Griffiths
Lead Information Access Officer
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
T. 01625 545303  F. 01625 524510 
 

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