The complainant requested information from the City of York Council (‘the council’) relating to staff working at primary schools. The council provided the information, with the names of the schools redacted. The complainant said that she wanted the council to identify three schools in particular. The council refused to disclose that information using section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the FOIA’), the exemption relating to third party personal data. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council correctly withheld the information using section 40(2) of the FOIA. He does not require any steps to be taken.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 40 – Complaint Not upheld
 UKICO FS50459047
England and Wales
Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.527796