Work with Stratfor / Rane

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Dear Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,

I'm writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) to ask that you please disclose details of any work undertaken with the intelligence firm Stratfor or parent RANE pre the Foreign office merger and limited to DFID.

Yours faithfully,

Max Colbert,
The Citizens.

Information Rights (Sensitive), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Dear Max Colbert

 

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From: The Citizens <[FOI #811117 email]>
Sent: 28 November 2021 17:24
To: Information Rights (Sensitive) <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Work with Stratfor / Rane

 

Dear Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,

 

I'm writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) to ask that
you please disclose details of any work undertaken with the intelligence
firm Stratfor or parent RANE pre the Foreign office merger and limited to
DFID.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Max Colbert,

The Citizens.

 

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Dear Information Rights (Sensitive),

Please limit the scope of the request to only include the UK and US, from 2010 to point of merger.

Yours sincerely,

Max Colbert
The Citizens

Dear Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office's handling of my FOI request 'Work with Stratfor / Rane'.

After my clarification a response to this request has not been forthcoming.

Yours faithfully,

Max Colbert
The Citizens

Information Rights Unit,

Dear Mr Colbert

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

We received your request on 9th February. It has been assigned a unique
reference number (above). We aim to respond by Wednesday, 9th March.

Please note, however, that reprioritisation of resources due to the
COVID-19 crisis, and measures we are required to take to prevent the
spread of the virus, continue to have an impact on our ability to respond
to all requests within the statutory deadline.

We have significantly reduced on-site working which will mean delays to
responses which require access to paper records.

We are endeavouring to process requests as quickly as possible, and
appreciate your patience at this time.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Dear Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,

By law you should have responded to this request long ago, could you please advise me when a response will be forthcoming? I also asked for an internal review of the handling of this request, which has not been completed. Please advise.

Yours faithfully,

Max Colbert
The Citizens

Information Rights Unit,

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Dear Mr Colbert,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request
FOI2022/03321, received 9th February. I apologise for the delay in
responding.

Please find our response attached.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Information Rights (Sensitive), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Dear Mr Colbert

 

Thank you for your email regarding your requests for information
FOI2022/03320, FOI2022/03321 and FOI2022/03325.

 

I can confirm that we responded to your requests on 22nd March 2022, could
you please confirm if you would still like to request an Internal review?

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

 

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