Why do you need so much personal information?

Mr Hughes made this Freedom of Information request to Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Dear Equality and Human Rights Commission,

Please explain why so many of our Tax Pounds are spent gathering information on our private lives?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Hughes

Freedom of Information, Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Mr Hughes

E-mail: [2][FOI #24296 email]

Reference: FOI235

7^th December 2009


Dear Mr Hughes,

Thank you for your recent email, dated 5th December 2009, in which you
make a Freedom of Information request regarding money spent on gathering
information on our private lives?


In your email you asked:

“Please explain why so many of our Tax Pounds are spent gathering
information on our private lives?”


We consider the content of your email to be a general question rather than
a request for information which may be held by the Equality & Human Rights
Commission (EHRC).

If you do require specific information which you believe may be held by
the EHRC, please contact us again providing more detail about the
information you require.

Alternatively, if your request relates to a complaint you have about the
amount of information EHRC has requested from you, please send us further
details using the following email address:
[3][email address]

If you are unhappy with our response and wish to request an internal
review please write to the Corporate Communications Centre at the address

During the internal review the handling of your information request will
be reassessed afresh.

If following the review you are still not content with our response you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) at:

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane



SK9 5AF.

Generally the ICO cannot provide a decision until you have exhausted the
internal review process within the EHRC.

If the Commission can be of any further assistance please contact us on
the details below.

Yours sincerely,

Philippa Bullen

Corporate Communications Officer

Equality and Human Rights Commission

3rd Floor

Lancaster House

67 Newhall Street


B3 1NA

Email: [4][Equality and Human Rights Commission request email]

Tel: 0121 234 7381

Fax: 0845 604 6630

Text Phone: 0845 604 6620

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