Protective Marking of Sir Graham's Diary

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Rupert Moss-Eccardt

Dear Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner,

I note that you are considering a request to disclose the contents of Sir Graham's Diary.

Can you please tell me the Protective Marking that has been applied to the diary?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Rupert Moss-Eccardt

Thank you for contacting the Office of the Cambridgeshire Police & Crime
Commissioner. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Cambridgeshire Office for the Police & Crime Commissioner

South Cambridgeshire Hall

Cambourne Business Park

Cambourne

Cambridge

CB23 6EA 

Telephone: 0300 333 3456   Fax: 01954 713066

Email: [1][Cambridgeshire PCC request email]

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Dear Mr Moss Eccardt

In reply to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, dated December 24, 2013 below.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (The Act) requires us to handle all requests in a manner that is blind to the identity of the requestor. Any information released in response to a request is regarded as being published, and therefore in the public domain without caveat.

We have completed all searches within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and hereby enclose your response.

Sir Graham's diary is a working database rather than a 'document' and on that basis no protective marking is applied.

By way of further explanation, there is no relation between disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act and the Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). Under GPMS the originator or nominated owner of the information is responsible for applying the correct protective marking. It is feasible therefore that a document marked 'restricted' could in fact be fully or partially disclosable under Freedom of Information Act regulations, whereas one without any protective marking could in fact be exempt from release due to exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act.

All requests sent to the Commissioner under the Freedom of Information Act are dealt with from the starting point that all or significant parts of the information should be disclosed. When exemptions are applied under the Freedom of Information Act they are applied only after full and careful consideration, and having taken any mitigating actions that might allow release of the relevant information. As stipulated by the Act, rigorous processes are in place and adhered to when considering each request.

I include a link to the relevant 'Commissioner's Diary' request which provides an explanation as to why certain information has been redacted in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. The vast majority of the diary was in fact released.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

If you are unhappy with this response, please see the attachment, which sets out your rights to appeal.

Kind regards

Anna Horne
Head of Engagement and Communications
Office of the Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner
South Cambridgeshire Hall
Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne
Cambridge
CB23 6EA

01954 713467 (direct)
07872 678722 (mob)

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Anna Horne,

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Kind regards

Anna Horne
Head of Engagement and Communications
Office of the Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner
South Cambridgeshire Hall
Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne
Cambridge
CB23 6EA

01954 713467 (direct)
07872 678722 (mob)

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Anna Horne,

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Dear Mr Moss Eccardt

In reply to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, dated December 24, 2013 below.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (The Act) requires us to handle all requests in a manner that is blind to the identity of the requestor. Any information released in response to a request is regarded as being published, and therefore in the public domain without caveat.

We have completed all searches within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and hereby enclose your response.

Sir Graham's diary is a working database rather than a 'document' and on that basis no protective marking is applied.

By way of further explanation, there is no relation between disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act and the Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). Under GPMS the originator or nominated owner of the information is responsible for applying the correct protective marking. It is feasible therefore that a document marked 'restricted' could in fact be fully or partially disclosable under Freedom of Information Act regulations, whereas one without any protective marking could in fact be exempt from release due to exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act.

All requests sent to the Commissioner under the Freedom of Information Act are dealt with from the starting point that all or significant parts of the information should be disclosed. When exemptions are applied under the Freedom of Information Act they are applied only after full and careful consideration, and having taken any mitigating actions that might allow release of the relevant information. As stipulated by the Act, rigorous processes are in place and adhered to when considering each request.

I include a link to the relevant 'Commissioner's Diary' request which provides an explanation as to why certain information has been redacted in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. The vast majority of the diary was in fact released.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

If you are unhappy with this response, please see the attachment, which sets out your rights to appeal.

Kind regards

Anna Horne
Head of Engagement and Communications
Office of the Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner South Cambridgeshire Hall Cambourne Business Park Cambourne Cambridge
CB23 6EA

01954 713467 (direct)
07872 678722 (mob)

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