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Correspondence between IPSA and various journalists
CAS-123837
Disclosure Date:11 Oct 2018
Categories: CORRESPONDENCE IPSA - POLICY IPSA - OPERATIONS
Exemptions Applied: Section 40
Request
  • All correspondence between IPSA press office and the Daily Mail and between IPSA and the Daily Mail’s associates in the campaign blog Open Democracy in the last three months.
  • All correspondence between the journalist [name] and IPSA in the last two years.

 

Response

We have searched our systems for any correspondence exchanged between members of IPSA’s Communications team and individuals whose email addresses or email signatures indicate they work at either the Daily Mail or Open Democracy. We have identified three such emails, copies of which can be found below, with personal data of individuals (such as names and contact addresses) redacted in accordance with section 40(2) of the FOIA.

13 September 2018 - FOI request from Open Democracy

14 September 2018 - Email exchanged with the Daily Mail regarding IPSA's publication of MPs' claims for business costs and expenses

14 September 2018 - Email exchanged with the Daily Mail regarding an Open Democracy report

With regards to your second request, information relating to specifically named individuals is their personal data under the Data Protection Act. As such, we have withheld such information in accordance with section 40 of the FOIA. For reference, section 40(2) provides that personal information about third parties is exempt information if disclosure would breach the fair processing principle (Principle 1) of the DPA, where it would be unfair to those persons or is confidential. You can find out more information about personal data and FOI via guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on their website: http://ico.org.uk.  

On 21 September 2018, you further requested:

  • All correspondence between IPSA press office and the Daily Mail for the dates 18th September 2018 until 21 September inclusive.

No written correspondence was exchanged during these dates and as such we do not hold this information.