ACM cladding (FOI-267)
12/06/18 Dear Madam / Sir, My name is ******and I work as a data journalist for Property Week. I’m preparing a new article on the Grenfell tower tragedy and I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would like to know the following: 1) How many private residential blocks over 18m with ACM cladding have been identified in the borough area to date 2) What are the addresses of private residential blocks over 18m with ACM cladding, that have been identified in the borough area to date – possibly with postcode I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. Your earliest reply to this matter, within the limits of time stated under the Freedom of Information regulations, would be appreciated. If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me so I can refine it. Yours faithfully, ***
Dear Mr ***
Re: Freedom of Information Request.
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, 12 June 2018.
Your request has been considered and our response is in bold below.
You requested the following:
I would like to know the following:
1) How many private residential blocks over 18m with ACM cladding have been identified in the borough area to date
Four residential block have been identified.
2) What are the addresses of private residential blocks over 18m with ACM cladding, that have been identified in the borough area to date – possibly with postcode
The Council is not in a position to release the addresses of individual blocks, as this information is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Section 40.
Section 40(2) Personal data
Personal data of any other person (third party data) is exempt under Section 40(2) if disclosure would breach one of the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. The first principle which states that personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and in particular shall not be processed unless at least one of a number of conditions set out in the Act is met.
One of the conditions is that consent is required from the data subject to disclose information to a third party and another specifies that there should be no disclosure, unless such is necessary for the legitimate interests of the Council or third party seeking the information.
In this case, please note that releasing the addresses and post codes of private residents without their consent would breach one of the principles under the Act and under the most recent regulation would be information that could directly or indirectly identify individuals.
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