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Disclosure log - October 2010

Disclosure log

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Request Ref: IRQ0351564
Date of Response: 25/10/10
Request:
How many department issued* mobile phones / smartphones / Blackberry devices are currently in use by staff in your government department?
*By department-issued we understand they may be issued by a third party/procurement partner, but please consider this any device issued by staff for use in their department role.
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Request Ref: IRQ0353318
Date of Response: 21/10/2010
Request:
Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide me with:
1. The introductory note submission your organisation made to its lead Government Minister since the Coalition Government took office on 12 May.
2. The number of staff employed by your organisation on 12 May
3. The number of staff employed by your organisation on 6 October
4. Any submissions made to government departments on the effects of budget cuts on your organisation
5. Any notices given to trade union, or employee representatives, regarding staffing cuts to your organisation
6. Any notices of re-arranged pension arrangements for staff
7. Details of any subscriptions to online news outlets such as Politics Home, The Times, The Sun, News of the World etc.
8. Any submissions made by your organisation in the run up to the Comprehensive Spending review.
9. How many times the Chief Executive of your organisation has met with a Government Minister since 12 May. Please tell me the nature and location for any such meetings.
10. Provide me with a copy of your organisation's travel policy - in particular in respect of planes, trains and cars.
11. The number of properties (a) owned, and (b) leased by your organisation.
I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this email.
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Request Ref: IRQ0351024
Date of Response: 18/10/2010
Request:
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR RECORDED INFORMATION
1. Please can you tell me how many complaint files you have received since 1998 relating to the Data Protection Act 1998, where all of the following facts relate to the complaint received by the ICO:
a) The Date Controller, as the subject of the complaint, has claimed (whether successfully or not in terms of the ICO's subsequent determination) exemption under Section 36 of the DPA 1998 i.e. Domestic purposes :
'Personal data processed by an individual only for the purposes of that individual's personal, family or household affairs (including recreational purposes) are exempt from the data protection principles and the provisions of Parts II and III'.
b) The complaint involves the recording of photographic data inside a building, which is not a domestic building ( whether the recording is by way of a camera or by CCTV).
c) No prior notification, whether oral or written, has been given by the Data Controller to any of the parties whose images may be recorded by the camera or by CCTV.
2. Please can you tell me how many complaints you have received under the Data Protection Act 1998 between the period of 1998 to today's date.
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Request Ref: IRQ0350170
Date of Response: 18/10/10
Request:
1. Can you confirm whether the ICO does or does not advise public sector organisations if and when a complaint is made about them to the Information Commissioners Office.
2. Can you please confirm the number of complaints made to the ICO in 2008 and 2009 against the following councils:
Basildon
Birmingham
Bradford
Brent
Cardiff
City of London
Cornwall
Coventry City
Croydon
Doncaster
Huntingdonshire
Kingston Upon Hull
Leeds
Liverpool
Manchester
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sandwell
Sheffield
Sunderland
Wirral
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1. Can you confirm whether the ICO does or does not advise public sector organisations if and when a complaint is made about them to the Information Commissioners Office.2. Can you please confirm the number of complaints made to the ICO in 2008 and 2009 against the following councils: BasildonBirminghamBradfordBrentCardiffCity of LondonCornwallCoventry CityCroydonDoncasterHuntingdonshireKingston Upon HullLeedsLiverpoolManchesterNewcastle Upon TyneSandwellSheffieldSunderlandWirral


Request Ref: IRQ0351572
Date of Response: 18/10/2010
Request:
Freedom of Information Act 2000 - REQUEST dated 27/09/2010
In relation to the above you are politely requested to provide the following information within the next 20 working days:
Confirmation of whether any received concerns or complaints with the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the DPA’), Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the ‘FOI’) and/or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (‘the EIR’) have ever been received in any way by the Information Commissioner’s Office in relation to:
Nottingham County Council (‘NCC’)
County Hall, West Bridgford
Nottingham NG2 7QP
And/or any associated department/office
1. If the answer to the above is yes, please state how many of such concerns or complaints in total have been received to date by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
2. Further to 1, above, please detail the number (including dates) of matters that in any way relate to NCC’s failure (as strictly required by the DPA, FOI or EIR accordingly) to either (a) provide/supply; (b) keep/protect/safeguard; or (c) ensure the accuracy/veracity or otherwise correcting/rectifying/blocking/etc. false or inaccurate information or data held.
Please note, I do not require any kind of breakdown of the investigation outcomes, or anything else that may permit individual cases to be identified.
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Request Ref: IRQ0350180
Date of Response: 18/10/10
Request:
1. Can you confirm whether the ICO does or does not advise public sector organisations if and when a complaint is made about them to the Information Commissioners Office.
2. Can you please confirm the number of complaints made to the ICO in 2008 and 2009 against the following councils:
Adur
Allerdale Borough
Amber Valley
Arun
Ashfield District Council
Ashford
Aylesbury Vale District
Barbergh District
Barking and Dagenham
Barnet
Barnsley
Barrow Borough
Basildon District Council
Basingstoke and Deane
Bassettlaw Distrcit Council
Bath and North East Somerset
Bedford
Bexley
Birmingham City
Blaby
Blackburn with Darwen Borough
Blackpool Council
Bolsover District Council
Bolton Council
Borough Council of Wellingborough
Borough of Broxbourne
Borough of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk
Boston Borough Council
Bournemouth
Bracknell Forest
Bradford
Braintree District Council
Breckland Council
Brent
Brentwood Borough Council
Brighton & Hove
Bristol City Council
Broadland District Council
Bromley
Bromsgrove
Broxtowe Borough Council
Buckinghamshire County
Burnley
Bury Council
Calderdale
Cambridge City Council
Cambridgshire County Council
Camden
Cannock Chase
Canterbury
Carlisle City Council
Castle Point
Central Bedfordshire
Charnwood
Chelmsford
Cheltenham
Cherwell District
Cheshire East
Cheshire West & Chester
Chesterfield
Chichester
Chiltern District
Chorley
Christchurch
City of Lincoln Council
City of London
City of York Council
Colchester
Copeland
Corby Borough Council
Cornwall
Cotswold
Coventry City
Craven District Council
Crawley
Croydon
Cumbria County Council
Dacorum Borough
Darlington
Dartford
Daventry District Council
Derby City Council
Derbyshire Dales
Devon County Council
Doncaster
Dorset County Council
Dover
Dudley Metropolitan
Durham
Ealing
East Cambridgeshire District Council
East Devon
East Dorset
East Hampshire
East Herts Council
East Lindsey District Council
East Northmaptonshire Council
East Riding of Yorkshire
East Staffordshire
East Sussex County Council
Eastbourne Borough
Easteligh
Eden District
Elmbridge
Enfield
Epping Forest
Epsom and Ewell
Erewash Borough Council
Essex County Council
Exeter
Fareham
Fenland District Council
Forest Heath
Forest of Dean
Fylde
Gateshead
Gedling Borough Council
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
Gosport
Gravesham
Great Yarmouth
Greenwich
Guildford
Hackney
Halton Borough
Hambleton District Council
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hampshire County
Harborough
Haringey
Harlow
Harrogate Borough Council
Harrow
Hart
Hartlepool
Hastings
Havant
Havering
Herefordshire Council
Hertfordshire County Council
Hertsmere Council
High Peak Borough Council
Hillingdon
Hinckley and Bosworth
Horsham
Hounslow
Huntingdonshire District Council
Hyndburn
Ipswich Borough
Isle of Wight
Isles of Scilly
Islington
Kensington & Chelsea
Kent County Council
Kettering Borough Council
Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Thames
Kirklees
Knowsley
Lambeth
Lancashire
Lancaster City
Leeds
Leicester
Leicestershire County Council
Lewes District
Lewisham
Lichfield
Lincolnshire County Council
Liverpool City
Luton
Maidstone
Maldon
Malvern Hills
Manchester City
Mansfield District Council
Medway
Melton
Mendip
Merton
Mid Devon
Mid Suffolk District
Middlesbrough
Milton Keynes
Mid Sussex
Mole Valley
New Forest
Newark & Sherwood District Council
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle Under Lyme
Newham
Norfolk County Council
North Devon
North Dorset
North East Derbyshire District
North East Lincolnshire
North Hertfordshire
North Kestevan District Council
North Lincolnshire
North Lindsey District Council
North Norfolk District
North Somerset
North Tyneside
North Warwickshire
North West Leicestershire
North Yorkshire County Council
Northampton Borough Council
Northamptonshire County Council
Northumberland
Norwich City
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire County Council
Nuneaton & Bedworth
Oadby & Wigston
Oldham
Oxford City
Oxfordshire County Council
Peak District National Park Authority
Pendle
Peterborough City Council
Plymouth
Poole
Portsmouth
Preston City
Purbeck
Reading
Redbridge
Redcar and Cleveland
Redditch
Reigate and Barnstead
Ribble Valley
Richmond Upon Thames
Richmondshire District Council
Rochdale
Rochford
Rossendale Borough
Rother District
Rotherham
Royal Borough Windsor & Maidenhead
Rugby
Runnymede
Rushcliffe Corough Council
Rushmoor
Rutland
Ryedale District Council
Salford
Sandwell Metropolitan
Scarborough Borough Council
Sedgemoor
Sefton Metropolitan
Selby District Council
Sevenoaks
Sheffield
Shepway
Shropshire Council
Slough
Solihull
Somerset County Council
South Bucks District
South Cambridgeshire District Council
South Derbyshire District
South Gloucestershire
South Hams
South Holland District Council
South Kestevan District Council
South Norfolk Council
South Northamptonshire Council
South Oxfordshire
South Ribble Borough
South Somerset
South Staffordshire
South Tyneside
Southampton
Southend on Sea
Southlakeland District
Southwark
Spelthorne
St Albans City & District
St Edmundsbury Borough
St Helens
Stafford
Staffordshire Moorlands
Staffordshire County Council
Stevenage Borough
Stockport
Stockton on Tees
Stoke on Trent
Stratford upon Avon
Stroud
Suffolk Coastal
Suffolk County Council
Sunderland
Surrey County Council
Surrey Heath
Sutton
Swale
Swindon Borough
Tameside Metropolitan
Tamworth
Tandridge
Taunton Deane Borough
Telford & Wrekin
Tendring District Council
Test Valley
Tewkesbury
Thanet
Three Rivers District
Thurrock Council
Teignbridge
Tonbridge & Malling
Torbay
Torridge
Tower Hamlets
Trafford Metropolitan
Tunbridge Wells
Uttlesford District Council
Vale of White Horse District
Wakefield
Walsall
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Warrington
Warwick Distrct
Warwickshire County
Watford
Waveney
Waverley
Wealden District
Welwyn Hatfield
West Berkshire
West Devon
West Dorset
West Lancashire Borough
West Oxfordshire
West Somerset
West Sussex County Council
Westminster
Weymouth and Portland
Wigan
Wiltshire
Winchester
Wirral
Wokingham
Woking
Wolverhampton
Worcester
Worcestershire County Council
Worthing
Wychavon
Wycombe District
Wyre
Wyre Forest
Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
Angus
Argyll & Bute
Clackmannanshire
Dumfries & Galloway
Dundee City
East Ayrshire
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
Edinburgh City
Falkirk
Fife
Glasgow City
Highland
Inverclyde
Midlothian
Moray
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Orkney Islands
Perth & Kinross
Renfrewshire
Scottish Borders
Shetland Islands
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
Stirling
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian
Western Isles
Blaenau Gwent County
Bridgend County
Caerphilly County
Cardiff
Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion County
Conwy County
Denbighshire County
Flintshire County
Gwynedd County
Isle of Anglesey
Merthyr Tydfil
Monmouthshire
Neath Port Talbot
Newport City
Pembrokeshire
Powys
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Swansea City & Borough
Torfaen County
Vale of Glamorgan
Wrexham County
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Request Ref: IRQ0350594
Date of Response: 15/10/2010
Request:
I am writing to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) requesting copies of any information the ICO may hold concerning Westlea Housing Association, including
1. Copies of any complaints (including assessments and decision notices made by the ICO) raised with the ICO about Westlea Housing Association between 1996 – present day.
2. Any other involvement the ICO may have had with Westlea Housing Association in relation to unsatisfactory performance and non compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
3. Any other information the ICO may hold that I am unaware of regarding Westlea Housing Association.
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Request Ref: IRQ0349245
Date of Response: 08/10/2010
Request:
Would it be possible to get a list of all prosecutions regarding Information Assurance (ISO 27001) or DPA in the last 12 months?
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Request Ref: IRQ0352505
Date of Response: 06/10 /2010
Request:
Please can you provide the number of delegates that took the ISEB DP and FOI exams in July 2009, October 2009, January 2010 and April 2010 and the pass rate for each. Can you also provide the number of candidates who achieved distinctions in each subject?
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Request Ref: IRQ0349663
Date of Response: 01/10/2010
Request:
I am undertaking a project about Iris Recognition and I was wondering if you could disclose to me how many people are currently enrolled in Iris Recognition software across the UK. This is a figure that I need for my project to analyse exactly how many people are aware of the technology and are actually using it.
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