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Correspondence from Donald Trump since 2007: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01698
Date received: 22 July 2017
Date responded: 21 August 2017

Information requested

The content of all correspondence from Donald Trump since 2007. I am thinking of correspondence to the First Minister, but if there is other correspondence addressed to the government or another Minister I would also be grateful for this. I am requesting correspondence from him as an individual and businessman, and from him as President.

Response

Some of the information you have requested has already been published and is available online:

The remaining correspondence can be found in Annex A.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie names/contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
24 Aug 2017
Correspondence from Donald Trump since 2007: FOI release