Wavelength.org.uk “Free Radio” Application Form Data

The request was successful.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

WaveLength is supporting the BBC’s Make A Difference Radio Heroes Scheme, inviting applications for a free dab radio to eligible persons.

The application form requests personal information such as: Income, Address, Phone Number, Passport Number, Driving Licence Details, and Pension Credit Details. It also asks if the applicant is disabled.

1/ Please confirm if the BBC (or any of the BBC’s affiliates) has been, or may be provided with any data contained in the applications submitted.

I believe this is a clear request upon the subject of data policy, and therefore exemption 32 regarding “journalism, art or literature” does not apply.

I also believe exemption 43 regarding “commercial interests” cannot be applied.

Yours faithfully,

Terry A.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Terry A.

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 30 March 2020. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20200426.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Terry,

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information
reference RFI20200426.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4 | Broadcast Centre | 201 Wood Lane | London | W12 7TP

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

I welcome your helpful statement:

“We can confirm that the BBC does not see any of the consumer data. All applications are direct to Wavelength and they process the nominations and distribute the products.”

Could you clarify how you have been able to provide this data, as its provision is in direct contrast to your statement:

“ The information you have requested is excluded from the Act because if held it would be held for the purposes of ‘journalism, art or literature.’ The BBC is therefore not obliged to provide this information to you and will not be doing so on this occasion”

To be clear, this is not a request for review, but for you to “advise and assist” as you have not treated my request as a valid FOI request...

I think it is important that you explain how you can provide the requested data, yet describe that data as excluded under section 32 journalism art or literature.

Yours sincerely,

Terry A.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Terry,

 

Thank you for your email. To clarify, information that is held for the
purposes of ‘journalism, art or literature’ is not covered by the Freedom
of Information Act, and we are required to explain that in our responses
where applicable. However, in this instance, we have opted to provide you
with information relevant to your request voluntarily, despite the Act not
obliging us to do so.  

 

If you disagree with our decision that this information is not covered by
the Act then you can appeal to the Information Commissioner using the
following contact details: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, tel: 0303 123 1113 or see
[1]http://www.ico.org.uk.   

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Thank you for your clarification.

Yours sincerely,

Terry A.