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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Information has come to light that, in or around December 2017 and, also, in or around June 2018, a pupil at a local secondary school forwarded via Snapchat an illicit video to a group of other pupils, including to a member of my family.

We gather from the school that the police were involved in investigating the matter, but that no further action was taken against the perpetrator. In fact, it would appear that the police may have been unaware that there was more than one victim recipient.

Could you please advise as to how I may go about obtaining a copy of the police report?

Yours faithfully,

A Tonge

Cyclops on behalf of Jagroop Kalsi, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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OFFICIAL SENSITIVE

     

 

 

 

 

 

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
  London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/001112

  Date: 13/02/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Mr Tonge

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/001112

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 03/02/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

Information has come to light that, in or around December 2017 and, also,
in or around June 2018, a pupil at a local secondary school forwarded via
Snapchat an illicit video to a group of other pupils, including to a
member of my family.

We gather from the school that the police were involved in investigating
the matter, but that no further action was taken against the perpetrator.
In fact, it would appear that the police may have been unaware that there
was more than one victim recipient.

Could you please advise as to how I may go about obtaining a copy of the
police report?

 

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.  

 

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, quoting the
reference number above. Should your enquiry relate to the logging or
allocations process we will be able to assist you directly and where your
enquiry relates to other matters (such as the status of the request) we
will be able to pass on a message and/or advise you of the relevant
contact details.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jagroop Kalsi

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 to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

 

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

Information Rights Unit

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.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

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email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
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but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
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this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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Cyclops on behalf of Rozmarie Loizou, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/001112

  Date: 15/02/2019

 

 

 

 

Dear Mr Tonge

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/001112

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 03/02/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

"Information has come to light that, in or around December 2017 and, also,
in or around June 2018, a pupil at a local secondary school forwarded via
Snapchat an illicit video to a group of other pupils, including to a
member of my family.

We gather from the school that the police were involved in investigating
the matter, but that no further action was taken against the perpetrator.
In fact, it would appear that the police may have been unaware that there
was more than one victim recipient.

Could you please advise as to how I may go about obtaining a copy of the
police report?"

 

Please accept this letter as an acknowledgement of receipt of your
request, which has been considered under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (the Act).  

 

DECISION

 

The Metropolitan Police Service neither confirms nor denies that it holds
the information you have requested as the duty in Section 1(1)(a) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply by virtue of the Section
40(5) exemption.  This response therefore represents a Refusal Notice in
accordance with Section 17(1) of the Act.  Please see the legal annex for
the sections of the Act that are referred to in this letter.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

A Freedom of Information Act request is not a private transaction. Both
the request itself, and any information disclosed, are considered suitable
for open publication. This is because, under Freedom of Information, any
information disclosed is released into the wider public domain,
effectively to the world and not just to one individual. 

 

In most cases Personal Data is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act as I will explain below.

 

To confirm or deny whether personal information exists in response to your
request could publicly reveal information about an individual or
individuals, thereby breaching the right to privacy afforded to persons
under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR). 

 

Where an individual is requesting his or her own personal data the
information is always exempt.  Such information can be requested under
other legislation (please see the advice and assistance section below).

 

Where an individual is requesting third party personal data the MPS must
ensure that any action taken adheres to the principles of the Data
Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR.  To clarify, the Freedom of Information
Act only allows disclosure of personal data if that disclosure would be
compliant with the principles for processing personal data.  These
principles are outlined under section 34 of the DPA 2018 and under Article
5 of the GDPR.

 

ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE

 

Please note: If the information requested relates to your relative (for
example if they are seeking a crime report where they were the
victim/witness/suspect) then they are able to request it via a Right of
Access Request.  In order to make a Right of Access Request they may
complete the form (available via the below link or from any MPS Station,
or by calling 020 7161 3500 available Mon - Fri between 12:00 and 14:00).
 Please note that proof of identification may be required to process a
request. This process may also take up to one month (30 calendar days)
from receipt of the completed application.

NB: When requesting information relating to children (under the age of 12
years) the parent/guardian of the child may apply for the information by
following the below link and providing a copy of the child's birth
certificate together with their own ID. 

However, children that are 12 years old and over may make their own Right
of Access request for information by following the below link.

https://www.met.police.uk/rqo/request/ri...

 

This notice does not confirm or deny that the MPS holds the information
that you have requested.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address] quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

R. Loizou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEGAL ANNEX

 

Section 17(1) of the Act provides: 

 

(1)                A public authority which, in relation to any request
for information, is to any extent relying on a claim that any provision of
Part II relating to the duty to confirm or deny is relevant to the request
or on a claim that information is exempt information must, within the time
for complying with section 1(1), give the applicant a notice which- 

 

(a) states that fact, 

(b) specifies the exemption in question, and 

(c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies. 

 

Section 40(5A)&(5B)(a)(i) of the Act provides: 

 

(5A)                 The duty to confirm or deny does not arise in
relation to information which is (or if it were held by the public
authority would be) exempt information by virtue of subsection (1).

 

(5B)                 The duty to confirm or deny does not arise in
relation to other information if or to the extent that any of the
following applies—

(a) giving a member of the public the confirmation or denial that would
have to be given to comply with section 1(1)(a)—

(i) would (apart from this Act) contravene any of the data protection
principles

 

 

 
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 to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

 

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

Information Rights Unit

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.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

Find us at:

Facebook: [1]https://m.facebook.com/metpoliceuk

Twitter: @metpoliceuk

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