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Meetings between Head of Digital and Oxido: FOI release

Published: 25 Sep 2017

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02000
Date received: 30 August 2017
Date responded: 22 September 2017

Information requested

You asked for details of supplier meetings between the Head of Digital Services and Mr Andrew (Andy) Syme (formerly of Exception UK Limited) and now of the company called Oxido including:

  1. All meetings held between the above parties including dates, venues, duration.
  2. Names of all meeting participants and minutes or notes, including agenda items.
  3. Copies of emails between the Head of Digital Services and Andrew (Andy) Syme when he worked for either company or any other Oxido employees during 2016 and 2017.

Response

1. All meetings held between the above parties including dates, venues, duration.

Please see meeting list (within Annex A), detailing meetings accepted and/or attended by Education Scotland Head of Digital Services and Exception. No meetings have been accepted with Oxido employees.

2. Names of all meeting participants and minutes or notes, including agenda items.

We are unable to provide you with agenda items or minutes, as following a review we do not hold that particular information. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that Education Scotland does not have the information you have requested.

Additionally, while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information requested because of an exemption under section 38(1)(b), personal information, of FOISA applies to some of the information requested.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested. This exemption applies because the information is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998.

This is because releasing this information could lead to the identification of meeting participants as we do not have their permission to release this information.

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.

3. Copies of emails between the Head of Digital Services and Andrew (Andy) Syme when he worked for either company or any other Oxido employees during 2016 and 2017.

Following a review of material retained: email exchanges between the Head of Digital Services and Exception - not specifically/directly to or from the named individuals are included in Annex B. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information requested because of an exemption under section 38(1)(b), personal information, of FOISA applies to some of the information requested.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested. This exemption applies because the information is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This is because releasing this information could lead to the identification of meeting participants as we do not have their permission to release this information.

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.

About FOI

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FOI-17-02000-Appendix A -Meeting Details.pdf

2 page PDF
40.1kB

FOI-17-02000-Appendix B-Correspondence.pdf

4 page PDF
83.3kB

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

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

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
25 Sep 2017
Meetings between Head of Digital and Oxido: FOI release