FOI16730 – Request for information
Thank you for your email of 19 December 2016, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) 2000:
Please can I have an organisation structure of all IT, Procurement, Finance and HR services within your organisation, including team name, phone number and team manager names?
I confirm that we hold this information and am pleased to provide you with the attached departmental structure chart (PDF) with regard to your request.
Information relating to the team manager names and their phone numbers is held by Ordnance Survey, but is exempt from disclosure under Section 40(2) of the FOIA ‘personal information’ and is redacted from the enclosed charts.
We consider this exemption applies because the release of employee names and phone numbers would breach one of the data protection principles, as detailed in Section 40(3) (a) (i) of the FOIA.
In applying this exemption, we have considered whether disclosure of the personal data in question would be ‘fair’ (as described in Part II of Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act). We have also given particular consideration to the likely expectations of the data subject regarding the disclosure of their personal information in this manner.
When Section 40(2) of the FOIA is engaged, and where the release of the requested information would breach one of the Data Protection principles, this constitutes an absolute exemption and no public interest test is required.
Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our FOI Internal Review Officer, by contacting them as follows:
FOI Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:
- Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
- Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
- Failed to provide the information you have requested
- Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
- Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception
The FOI Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.
The FOI Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.
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