Totals for Subject Access Requests and FOI Section 40(1) Exemptions in 2016

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Dear Gwynedd Council,

I would like to make an FOI request for the following pieces of information:

1) How many Subject Access Requests did you receive in the year Jan 1st 2016 to Dec 31st 2016 (or your equivalent business/financial year), and;

2) How many FOI Section 40(1) exemptions did you employ during this same time period?

Yours faithfully,

Nick Jackson

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth,

Dear Nick Jackson,

Freedom of Information (ref T468)

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request has been passed to me to process and I can confirm that it has been logged under the reference number T468.

The Council may take up to 20 working days, from the date of receipt, to respond to your request. You should therefore receive the information you have requested, subject to the application of any exemptions permitted under the Act, by 30/10/2017.

If you require further information please contact me by phone on 01286 679809 or by emailing [Gwynedd Council request email] by quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,
Gwawr Owen

Owen Gwawr (CG),

Dear Nick Jackson,

Freedom of Information (ref T468)

Thank you for your recent request. Please see below for the information requested:

1. 53 subject access requests were received by the Council between the 1st of January 2016 and the 31st of December 2016.

2. During the same period, the section 40(1) exemption under FOI legislation was used 37 times.

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Yours sincerely,
Gwawr Owen

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