The use of the Immigration Exemption under the Data Protection Act 2018

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Dear University of Reading,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 regarding the use of the "immigration exemption" under Schedule 2 Part 1 Paragraph 4 of the Data Protection Act 2018. I ask you to provide me with:

1. The number of subject access requests (Article 15 General Data Protection Regulation) made under the Data Protection Act 2018 in:

a) 2018
b) 2019
c) by 30th September 2020

If feasible, please also provide the number of these requests that were immigration-related presented in the same timeline (2018 - 2019 - 2020).

2. The number of times information was redacted from the response to a subject access request on the basis of Schedule 2 Part 1 Para 4 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (the immigration exemption) in:

a) 2018
b) 2019
c) by 30th September 2020

3. The number of times appeals were made against the restriction in:

a) 2018
b) 2019
c) by 30th September 2020

4. The number of times those appeals were overturned in:

a) 2018
b) 2019
c) by 30th September 2020

Please provide the information in an electronic format most convenient to you.

If you require clarity on the request please do not hesitate to contact me at [email address] and I would be happy to clarify.

Upon locating the requested records, should providing these records for all years exceed the cost limit, please only provide data for 2020 (in the first place) and 2019 (if still within the cost limit). Should that still be too costly, please provide data for the most recent quarter (full three months) of 2020 for which these data are available.

Thank you for your prompt attention.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Kuba Jablonowski
the3million research associate
[email address]

IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Dr Kuba Jablonowski,
This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information below and to let you know it is being processed.
We'll get back to you as soon as we can, but in any case within 20 working days from 01/12/20.
Please quote the reference number, IMPS#02962, in any future correspondence, thank you.
Yours sincerely,
Sinead Latham
Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
t: +44 (0)118 378 8981 www.reading.ac.uk/foia

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IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Dr Kuba Jablonowski,

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold the information specified in your request.
Our responses are given below each limb of your request below.

 

***************** FOI RESPONSE ***************

1. The number of subject access requests (Article 15 General Data
Protection Regulation) made under the Data Protection Act 2018 in:

a) 2018 

49

b) 2019

64

c) by 30th September 2020

25

If feasible, please also provide the number of these requests that were
immigration-related presented in the same timeline (2018 - 2019 - 2020).

No information held. Whilst we keep a central record of the type of
information requested (for example; ‘HR file’, ‘student file’), we do not
record whether a subject access request is “immigration-related”.

2. The number of times information was redacted from the response to a
subject access request on the basis of Schedule 2 Part 1 Para 4 of the
Data Protection Act 2018 (the immigration exemption) in:

a) 2018

0 (zero)

b) 2019

0 (zero)

c) by 30th September 2020

0 (zero)

3. The number of times appeals were made against the restriction in:

a) 2018

N/A

b) 2019

N/A

c) by 30th September 2020

N/A

4. The number of times those appeals were overturned in:

a) 2018

N/A

b) 2019

N/A

c) by 30th September 2020

N/A

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We are required to include details of our complaints procedures, including
your rights to apply to the Information Commissioner.  The procedure is
detailed in our Freedom of Information and Environmental Information
Regulations policy on the web at
[1]www.reading.ac.uk/freedom-of-information-policy

 

If we are unable to resolve any complaint, you can complain to the
Information Commissioner, the independent body who oversees the access to
information regimes: [2]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/ 

 

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Sinead Latham

Information Compliance Officer

 

Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH

[3][University of Reading request email]    t: +44 (0)118 378 8981   
[4]www.reading.ac.uk/foia

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