Ernest Hurry v Scottish Ministers: SIC 16 Sep 2013

SIC On 9 October 2012, Mr Hurry asked Marine Scotland, a Division of the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers), for a copy of all public representations received in relation to two wind farm planning applications. The information was disclosed to Mr Hurry with the names and addresses of the correspondents redacted under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs, on the grounds that it was the personal data of the correspondents and its disclosure would breach the first data protection principle.
Following an investigation, during which the Ministers disclosed information relating to the corporate bodies which had made representations, the Commissioner accepted this reasoning in relation to the remaining withheld information.

[2013] ScotIC 208 – 2013

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Updated: 21 November 2021; Ref: scu.516081