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Information relating to the Compliance Office for IPSA
FOI029
Disclosure Date:7 Jul 2010
Categories: IPSA - STAFF COMPLIANCE OFFICER FOR IPSA
Exemptions Applied: Section 40
Request

Information relating to the Compliance Office for IPSA, Alan Lockwood.

Response

Enclosed with this letter is a role overview and person specification for the position of the Compliance Officer.

All of the candidates interviewed for this role were put through a rigorous recruitment process. The interview panel agreed that Mr Lockwood’s attributes and experience met the criteria and made him the most suitable candidate for the Compliance Officer position.

You also requested Mr Lockwood’s career references. In IPSA’s view, the information you have requested is exempt under section 40 of the FOIA (personal information) as the information constitutes third party data. Section 40(2) provides that personal data about third parties is exempt information if one of the conditions set out in section 40(3) is satisfied. Under the FOI Act disclosure of this information would breach the fair processing principle contained in the Data Protection Act (DPA), where it would be unfair to that person or is confidential.