Tag Archives: Information Commissioner

#Brickgate – Angela Eagle – Merseyside Police Change Their Position on Freedom of Information Request

11th September 2016 Background We lodged the following original Freedom of Information request with Merseyside Police on 2nd August 2016:   https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/alleged_brick_thrown_through_comhttps://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/alleged_brick_thrown_through_com The police responded by refusing, withholding the information and quoting two exemptions. Merseyside Police originally said they weren’t obliged to … Continue reading

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Victory for Wirral In It Together. We defeat Wirral Council – again

25th June 2014 Freedom of Information.  Another victory over Wirral Council’s legal “team”. Yesterday, an email came in from WhatDoTheyKnow.com … https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/with_compromise_agreements_not_b#incoming-532480 This response is another calculated exercise in minimisation and a muddying of the water, couched in the blandest and … Continue reading

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More added ~ #FoI ~ Wirral Council ~ Links to all my ICO Decision Notices

SCORES ON THE DOORS: Decision Notices issued: 13 Complaints upheld: 14 Complaints not upheld: 3 There are more DNs in the pipeline… 27th August 2014 (Original request lodged 7 months prior to this on 22nd January 2014 Summary: The complainant … Continue reading

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UPDATED ~ Post ICO “vexatious” mauling – #WirralFail Council have coughed . No sign of ICO Decision Notice

SCROLL DOWN FOR LATEST NEWS… My FoI request, asking for information about former Chief Internal Auditor, David Garry, was not vexatious. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/departure_of_chief_internal_audi More importantly, I, Paul Cardin, was not being “obsessive”, as deemed by a council solicitor – or whoever … Continue reading

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UPDATE ~ #FoI ~ When is an undertaking, er… not necessarily an undertaking…?

When it’s been handed to Wirral Council? Here’s an email I sent to Graham “Mistakes” Burgess, Wirral’s Chief Executive on 25th September 2013… From: Paul C Sent: 25 September 2013 21:57 To: ‘Burgess, Graham’ Subject: Freedom of Information undertaking. A public … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has a very dim view of Wirral Council

I’ve just spotted this interesting contribution that was posted on the web recently – on 13th February 2013. It’s a link to the UK Freedom of Information blog, a regular posting on all things FoI from The Campaign for Freedom … Continue reading

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Fine words – but with Wirral Council, they’re always a hostage to fortune

Here’s a link to a fine Wirral Council document.  ‘Fine’ because its stuffed with nice sounding, positive words – strong, decisive ones.  Only later – much later – to be revealed as shitty, deceitful and hollow.  The abusive council which promised … Continue reading

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CONFIRMED – 62 Wirral Councillors now registered with the ICO – but YOU are paying…

Back in early October, following the publishing of my email address without permission on a group of Wirral Councillors’ website, I decided to make enquiries and find out how many of our then 66 councillors were registered as ‘data controllers’ … Continue reading

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Wirral #FoI news. Whistleblower ‘accidentally’ identified on Wirral Council Website

11th July 2012 The following FoI request was placed today, after the identity of a Highways Department whistleblower was ‘accidentally’ made available to the whole world via the Wirral Council Website. This was in relation to the HESPE contract, awarded to COLAS in … Continue reading

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Compromise Agreements ~ Their Impact on Equal Pay Claims

A landmark judgment was announced recently by the UK Supreme Court, allowing equal pay claims to be brought in the Civil Courts, where in the past the only route was through the Employment Tribunal: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/25/victory-birmingham-equal-pay?newsfeed=true A key factor in this decision … Continue reading

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