Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Dear University of Cambridge,

I would like under the FOI act to get a copy of all the processing notes associated to FOI 2018 369.

Yours faithfully,

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

FOI, University of Cambridge

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information. Your reference number is given in the subject line of this email. We will respond on or before 23 August 2018.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary's Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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FOI, University of Cambridge

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Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary's Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Dear University of Cambridge,

I would like to appeal this decision.

Since you tie the decision concerning this request to ongoing efforts over the past two years, I would also like to point out that the University has been vexatious in the handling of my FOI requests over that period (hence my request, in this particular case, for processing notes).

Also, the University’s handling of personal data for research purposes has been highly problematic over the past many years, which is the root cause of my ongoing FOI requests, part of larger work since early 2017 on uncovering the Cambridge Analytica scandal. I note that the ongoing investigations by the ICO into personal data practices by political organizations has expanded to include activities at the university, and that these investigations were started a few days after an article I researched together with Carole Cadwalladr in the Observer.

So while I would contest the labeling as “vexatious”, there is no doubt in my mind that my FOI requests have been uncomfortable for the University. Indeed that’s part of the point: finding out, in the public interest, when private interests or the interests of the University itself have overtaken public interest in understanding how their personal data is used by researchers (academic, commercial, or in the nether-world of yet-to-be-monetized-intellectual-property-generates-by-academics).

I hope the University will come to its senses in prioritizing its values when evaluating my request for review. Otherwise rest assured I will appeal to the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

FOI, University of Cambridge

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for a review of our handling of request number FOI-2018-469. We will respond on or before 24 September 2018.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary's Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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FOI, University of Cambridge

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Further to your request for a review, please find attached the University’s response.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary's Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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