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Decision Notices

Decision Notices issued by the Information Commissioner will be made available here and can also be found in the Document Library.

A Decision Notice cannot be amended or cancelled by the Information Commissioner, but can be appealed to the High Court on a point of law by the review applicant or the public authority.  

The High Court may uphold, amend or cancel the Decision Notice. 

Click on the Decision Notice number to view the notice.

 

Decision Notice    Date of Issue  

Public Authority

  Description   Outcome for Applicant    Exemptions / Sections 

2018/0004

  6 December 2018   Cabinet Office   Absolute exemption   Not upheld   21(3)(b)

2018/0003

  6 November 2018   Cabinet Office   Held, practical refusal reason, application of exemption, demonstrating exemption applies Code of Practice compliance   Upheld   11(3)(a),35

2018/0002

  22 May 2018   Financial Intelligence Unit   Held, practical refusal reason, refusal notice   Not upheld    

2017/0008

  21 May 2018   Department of Infrastructure   Application of absolute exemption (further to DN2017/0004), onus on public authority to demonstrate exemption applies   Upheld   26

2018/0001

  17 May 2018   Cabinet Office   Application of exemptions, refusal notice, extended processing period   Upheld   35

2017/0007

  16 March 2018   Department of Infrastructure   Held, searches, application of qualified exemption, advice and assistance, refusal notices, practical refusal reasons, internal review   Partially upheld   30(2)(b)

2017/0006

  2 March 2018   Cabinet Office   Application of exemptions, personal data, fairness   Not upheld   25

2017/0005

  27 February 2018   Department of Health and Social Care   Advice and assistance, refusal notice content, information held for the purposes of FOIA, statistical information, late application of exemption    Upheld   4(1), 15, 18, 25, 36

2017/0004

  15 February 2018   The Treasury   Application of exemptions, personal data, fairness   Not upheld   25

2017/0002

  22 December 2017   Cabinet Office   Application of exemptions, LPP, PI, application of exemptions to discrete information, records of consideration, PI considerations not generic but relevant to the information sought   Partially upheld   34,40

2017/0003

  12 December 2017   Department of Education and Children   Statistical information, personal data, future publication   Upheld   25,41

2017/0001

  4 August 2017   The Chief Constable   Issue of refusal notices, anonymised personal data   Upheld   18, 25
2016/0004    21 November 2016   Cabinet Office     Application of exemptions    Not upheld   20, 35(c) 
2016/0003   26 October 2016   Cabinet Office  

Time for compliance, application of absolute personal information exemption/content of refusal notice 

 

Partially upheld - no action required

  12, 17, 18, 25
2016/0002   23 September 2016  

Cabinet Office

  Scope and reasonableness of searches   Not upheld   Part 2 FOIA, section 14,
2016/0001     26 August 2016    Cabinet Office       

Review applicant's complaint about a named officer

 

Partially upheld - action required

  8, 20, 25(2)(a)