City and County of Swansea (Decision Notice): ICO 14 Apr 2014

The complainant requested information about a particular property that he purchased from the City and County of Swansea in 2012. The Council withheld some information under section 42 of the FOIA and other information under regulation 12(4)(e) of the EIR. The Council also stated that other information was available to the complainant as a subject access request (subject to a fee of Aandpound;10.00). In its internal review, the Council stated that it considered the request to fall under the scope of the EIR and refused to disclose the information under regulations 12(4)(e) and 12(5)(b). During the Commissioner’s investigation the Council disclosed some information relevant to the request, and it disclosed copies of the complainant’s own personal data. However, the Council redacted some information from the documents it disclosed under regulation 13 and maintained that the remaining information held was exempt under regulations 12(4)(e) and 12(5)(b). The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has correctly applied regulations 12(4)(e) and 12(5)(b) to the remaining withheld information. The Commissioner does not require any steps to be taken.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: EIR 12.4.e – Complaint Not upheld, EIR 12.5.b – Complaint Not upheld

[2014] UKICO FER0516639
England and Wales


Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.527677