Policy documentation regarding MOD awareness of, and respect for, service personnel’s private lives

L Mowday made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Defence

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My reference: LSM/FOI/120909/18

Further to s1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000: Please provide all policy documentation or guidelines for commanders held by MOD, and Army HQ in Andover, regarding the application and impact of Article 8 – the right to a private life – on the MOD and service personnel. Please ensure that you release all appropriate material, including policy analyses, from MOD Main Building, Army HQ, PS2(A), the Army’s disciplinary branch, HQ Navy Command, Office of the Naval Secretary, and HQ Air, Air Personnel Casework, the RAF’s equivalent.

My preferred format to receive this information is by electronic means. If one part of this request can be answered sooner than others, please send that information first followed by any subsequent data. If you need any clarification of this request please feel free to email me. If FOI requests of a similar nature have already been asked could you please include your responses to those requests.

I note that under s16 of the Act, it is the MOD's duty to provide advice and assistance, so far as it would be reasonable to expect the authority to do so, to persons who make requests for information to it. Accordingly, if the MOD considers attempting to block release of information under s12 of the Act (exemption where cost of compliance exceeds appropriate limit), please a) provide a breakdown of costs, and b) explain what information *would* be releasable within the appropriate limit according to the department's purported calculations. I would, in that situation, apply for internal review, and ultimately apply for decision by the Information Commissioner, per s50 of the Act.
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