CHAPTER 12: CHECKLIST FOR DISCLOSING INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT WHERE INDIVIDUALS ARE MENTIONED IN THE INFORMATION

1      Is the request valid (in writing, with a name and address)?

2      Does the request relate to personal data about the applicant? If so, treat the request (or that part of the request) as a subject access request under the Data Protection Act. Handle any third party information that is bound up with the applicant’s data as a potential exemption under the Data Protection Act.

3      Do you have enough information to locate the information requested? If not, ask the applicant for the information you need.

4      In respect of the freedom of information request: is the information where individuals are mentioned ...

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