The complainant asked the Information Commissioner to provide information with respect to four questions he had submitted. These questions related to entries in the Data Protection Public Register maintained by the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ‘ICO’) and concerned previous complaints he had made to the Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. The Information Commissioner provided information in relation to the first two of the questions but considered that the other two were enquiries regarding a closed DPA case, to be dealt with in the normal course of business. They were therefore referred to the relevant DPA case officer. When the complainant submitted his request for an internal review, he clarified these last two questions and they have now been treated by the Commissioner as new requests for information. In failing to inform the complainant at the time of the request that he did not hold recorded information concerning the last two questions, the Commissioner finds some procedural breaches of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Information Tribunal appeal number EA/2011/0088 part allowed.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 1 – Complaint Partly Upheld, FOI 10 – Complaint Partly Upheld
 UKICO FS50320645
England and Wales
Updated: 08 March 2021; Ref: scu.530344