FOI reference: FOI/18/00430
Date received: 9 February 2018
Date responded: 9 March 2018
Any correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, minutes of meetings, briefs or otherwise) from 1 September 2017 to 1 February 2018 between Mandy Rhodes and Scottish Government Ministers, special advisers or communications staff.
I enclose a copy of information (via email) held by the Scottish Government relating to your request.
An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information you have requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it (names/personal details) 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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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House