Possible inadvertent release of information

Doug Paulley made this Freedom of Information request to Information Commissioner's Office

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Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,

This http://blogs.news.sky.com/skyinvestigate... suggests you made a cock up and accidentally released information you had indicated you agreed was exempt.

"But astonishingly, this letter also contains the number of complaints the Council received against McKee; the information we asked for all along and which they claim they commit a criminal offence in disclosing."

Could you tell me how it came to be that you released that information? Was it intentional, or a cock up? What happened? How was the decision made that resulted in the information being released?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

Information Commissioner's Office

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6th January 2012

 

Case Reference Number IRQ0429966

 

Dear Mr Paulley

 

Thank you for your email of 5 January 2012 in which you have made a
request for information to the Information CommissionerÂ’s Office.

 

Your request is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  We will respond by 2 February 2012 which is 20
working days from the day after we received your request.

 

Should you wish to reply to this email, please be careful not to amend the
information in the ‘subject’ field. This will ensure that the
information is added directly to your case. However, please be aware that
this is an automated process; the information will not be read by a member
of our staff until your case is allocated to a request handler.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Joanne Crowley

Lead Internal Compliance Officer

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Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 Fax: 01625 524 510 Web: www.ico.gov.uk

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13th January 2012

Case Reference Number IRQ0429966

Dear Mr Paulley

I write further to our acknowledgement of 6 January and in relation to
your request for information of 5 January 2012.

As you know we have dealt with your request in accordance with your ‘right
to know’ under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA),
which entitles you to be provided with a copy of any information ‘held’ by
a public authority, unless an appropriate exemption applies.
 
Request

You requested:

http://blogs.news.sky.com/skyinvestigate...
suggests you made a cock up and accidentally released information
you had indicated you agreed was exempt.

"But astonishingly, this letter also contains the number of
complaints the Council received against McKee; the information we
asked for all along and which they claim they commit a criminal
offence in disclosing."

Could you tell me how it came to be that you released that
information? Was it intentional, or a cock up? What happened? How
was the decision made that resulted in the information being
released?

Information held

We do not hold recorded information specifically setting out the decisions
made during the processing of this information request.  However, i can
confirm that when processing this request we consulted the council in line
with the best practice guidance set out by the Section 45 code of
practice.  After this consultation the information was released.

I hope this information is of help and assistance.   If you are
dissatisfied with the response you have received and wish to request a
review of our decision or make a complaint about how your request has been
handled you should write to the Internal Compliance Department at the
address below or e-mail [1][email address]
 
Your request for internal review should be submitted to us within 40
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.
 
If having exhausted the review process you are not content that your
request or review has been dealt with correctly, you have a further right
of appeal to this office in our capacity as the statutory complaint
handler under the legislation.  To make such an application, please write
to the First Contact Team, at the address below or visit the ‘Complaints’
section of our website to make a Freedom of Information Act or
Environmental Information Regulations complaint online.
 
A copy of our review procedure is attached.

Yours sincerely

Charlotte Powell
Internal Compliance Manager

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Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 Fax: 01625 524 510 Web: www.ico.gov.uk

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