Tag Archives: Information Commissioner’s Office

Scandal-torn Wirral Council, has no “External Investigations Policy”.

4th October 2013 Some unsettling news arrived today, tucked away in an email from the Information Commissioner’s Office.  This revelation concerns a Freedom of Information request placed 16 months ago, way back in May 2012.  Wirral Council and the ICO have corresponded on it recently… PROTECT … Continue reading

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UPDATE ~ A (strange) response is now in… Dear Information Commissioner’s Blog…

From: Paul C Sent: 15 August 2013 13:12 To: ‘blog@ico.org.uk’ Subject: Enforcement Dear ICO blog, “To send a person’s financial records to the wrong fax number once is careless. To do so continually, despite being aware of the problem, is … Continue reading

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

dav 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 … Continue reading

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#FoI Request ~ Secret agreement allowing suspended Ian Coleman to leave Wirral Council

5th October 2012 The FoI request:  http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/secret_agreement_allowing_suspen More on Coleman here, from the Local Government Chronicle, including some far-fetched guff about how it would cost the public over a million “if we don’t act decisively in their interest.” It’s not … Continue reading

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Tribunal decision – ‘Personal Privacy’ trumps the wellbeing of Wirral’s learning disabled citizens

UPDATE 1st June 2013 A judge and two tribunal members unanimously decided that the data privacy of 2 senior abusers trumped the welfare and wellbeing of any number of disabled persons in the future. Shame on them. 18th October 2013 Here’s the … Continue reading

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UPDATED ~ Wirral Borough Council's Ex-CEO, Steve Maddox. Controversial early departure

UPDATE   December 2012 This request appeared on the ICO’s highlights for the year 2012, in the NORTH WEST section: http://www.ico.gov.uk/news/latest_news/2012/ico-highlights-information-revealed-by-foi-in-your-area-20122012.aspx 18th February 2012 This week, I received an important and favourable Decision Notice from the Information Commissioner – here 13 … Continue reading

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Gagging Clauses – Comment added to Opendata Consultation – October 2011

The following comment has been added to the Government’s Opendata Consultation (recently ended): “Two UK Councils have implemented a means of preventing ex-employees from exercising their future FoI / DP querying rights.  These were drawn up within compromise agreements following … Continue reading

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