Wearables

Dade Murphy made this Freedom of Information request to City of Edinburgh Council

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Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

I would like to request the following information about EACH INDIVIDUAL wearable technology device purchased by your authority. A wearable device can include Apple Watch, Android Wear Device, Fitness Trackers (Fitbit, Garmin etc.) or any other electronic device designed to be worn by the user

1. Make (e.g. Apple)
2. Model Name (e.g. Apple Watch Sport)
3. Specific Model Number if known
4. Date of Purchase
5. Price of Purchase
6. PDF copy of purchase order
7. PDF copy of invoice
8. Job Title and Salary of officer to whom the device is assigned, if delice is shared the details of both the lowest and the highest paid officer with regular use
9. What purpose the device is put to

Yours faithfully,

Dade Murphy

Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

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City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Dade Murphy

Date: 08/03/2016

Our ref: 10665

Dear Mr Murphy

Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Wearables

Thank you for your request for information received on 07/03/2016. I can confirm that your request will be processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Environmental Information Regulations (Scotland) 2004, or the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Council does not hold the information, or there is a reason for it to be withheld. We will write to you in any event.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will let you know.

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so on, then please let me know.

If you have any queries or concerns, do not hesitate to get in touch. Please quote the reference number above in any future communications.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175....

Further information about your rights and accessing information is available on our website at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Dade Murphy

[FOI #320352 email]

Date: 31/03/2016

Our ref: 10665

Dear Mr Murphy

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Information not held

Subject: Wearable Technology Device

Thank you for your request for information of 07/03/2016 where you asked for information about EACH INDIVIDUAL wearable technology device purchased by our authority.

A wearable device can include Apple Watch, Android Wear Device, Fitness Trackers (Fitbit, Garmin etc.) or any other electronic device designed to be worn by the user.

Your request has been processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with the information requested because it is not held by the Council.

I have checked with the following service areas which might hold information in regard to your request: Health & Social Care, Communities and Families, Schools and Lifelong Learning and ICT and I can confirm that we hold no information that would meet your request.

Please note that this letter constitutes a notice under section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175....

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If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to:

Strategy & Governance Manager,
The City of Edinburgh Council,
Waverley Court Business Centre 2:1,
4, East Market Street,
Edinburgh,
EH8 8BG or;
Email: legal.[Edinburgh City Council request email]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email, letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please quote the reference number above in any future communications.

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Yours sincerely

Sue Brown
Information Compliance Officer

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Dade Murphy left an annotation ()

Unbelievable that purchasing information is unavailable

Mr Stevenson left an annotation ()

I agree. I consider it a given that this data exists given the stringent purchasing procedures within Local Authorities that not only produce purchase orders but also the allocation and recording of the individual purchases to individual budgets within the organisation.

The question in my mind is not whether the data exists but whether it is financially viable to extract the data which is in reality dependant upon how the data is stored.

It might be worth pushing on this matter. For example, a FOI request pertaining to their procedures in relation to the recording of orders placed and the items comprising those orders and how those ordered items are then allocated to individual budgets. Also, where those records are then kept and for what duration. With their procedures identified you might then be able to more forcefully reinstate your original request.

Good luck.