Tag Archives: Information Commissioner

BBC to help young students “Identify Fake News” #Brickgate

A tweet came in this morning from HSBC whistleblower @nw_nicholas which immediately grabbed our attention. They're going upstairs pic.twitter.com/4k8f3i9of4 — Mr Ethical (@nw_nicholas) December 7, 2017 It turns out this is a joint effort by four BBC journalists to pass … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner Publishes Discretionary Housing Payments Decision Notice

Here is the link to this decision notice. https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-taken/decision-notices/2017/2172699/fs50684466.pdf Following allegations of Wirral Council’s abuse of vulnerable benefit claimants, DHP audit failure and an ongoing breach of statutory law, this was a successful Freedom of Information request we placed with … Continue reading

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#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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