SIC Information held on a mobile device – On 25 February 2013, Councillor Brian McCabe (Councillor McCabe) asked Falkirk Council (the Council) for a transcript of text and email messages of a named employee’s mobile device for a specified time period. The Council refused Councillor McCabe’s request, arguing that business texts and emails had already been provided to him (which he accepted) and that personal texts and emails were held on behalf of the employee and so not held for the purposes of FOISA.
Following an investigation, the Commissioner found that the Council had dealt with Councillor McCabe’s request for information in accordance with Part 1 of FOISA.
 ScotIC 197 – 2013
Updated: 21 November 2021; Ref: scu.516074