Dear Transport for London,

I would be grateful if you could supply a copy of Issue 121
of the Ticketing & Revenue Update (suitably redacted),

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Dickinson

FOI, Transport for London

 

 

Dear Mr Dickinson

 

TfL Ref: 2548-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 20
November 2019 asking for information about our Ticketing & Revenue update
issue 121.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

A response will be sent to you by 29 December.

 

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects
including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data,
governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is
frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[2]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Dickinson

 

TfL Ref: 2548-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 20
November 2019 asking for information about our Ticketing & Revenue update
issue 121.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can
confirm that we hold the information you require.

 

Please see attached.

 

However, in accordance with the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply some
of the information as it is subject to a statutory exemption to the right
of access to information under sections 31(1)(b), section 31(1)(g) and
section 38(1)(b) which exempt from disclosure information which would, or
would be likely to prejudice the apprehension or prosecution of offenders
or the exercise of functions for the purpose of ascertaining whether any
person has failed to comply with the law as well as being likely to
adversely affect the safety and security of TfL employees and members of
the general public as well as the security of the rail network.

 

We have significant concerns about the release of the redacted information
into the public domain. Whilst we make no suggestion that you would use
the information for anything other than your own personal interest, any
disclosures made under the provisions of the FOI Act are deemed to be a
‘disclosure to the world at large’ and the release of this information
raises serious safety and security issues. The explanation of our security
arrangements and our revenue and cash handling procedures leave us exposed
to malicious acts and this information could potentially be obtained and
utilised by individuals who may wish to cause disruption or harm to the
London Underground network or to commit criminal acts such as theft from
our ticket machines as well fare evasion which would reduce the amount of
revenue generated by TfL to reinvest in the transport system. Disclosure
of information could compromise security and safety preparedness on London
Underground’s network and would place members of the public and TfL staff
at risk by highlighting areas on the network which could be susceptible to
being targeted. It is our concern that the release of details about the
operating environment could be combined with other information already in
the public domain to help plan an attack.

 

The use of these exemptions are subject to an assessment of the public
interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned. We
recognise the need for openness and transparency by public authorities,
but in this instance we consider that the public interest is in favour of
applying the exemption, in order to avoid any compromise to the safety and
security of the general public when using our network and to members of
TfL staff.

 

Please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under Data
Protection legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by
section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal
data would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first
principle which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and
lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when
the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not
satisfied one of the conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

 

 

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