The complainant has requested a report into an internal investigation regarding expenses claimed by a named individual. The Essex Police Authority (now the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex) refused to provide this citing section 40(2) (Unfair disclosure of personal data) as its basis for doing so. It upheld this position at internal review. The Commissioner’s decision is that the PCC for Essex is entitled to rely on section 40(2) as the basis for withholding the requested information. No steps are required.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 40 – Complaint Not upheld
 UKICO FS50467733
England and Wales
Updated: 07 July 2022; Ref: scu.528140