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- Case Ref: FS50139317
- Date: 21 January 2008
- Public Authority: House of Commons
- Summary: The complainant requested a copy of the interview notes and CVs of the other candidates for a job for which he was unsuccessful. The House of Commons refused to disclose this information on the basis that it was the personal data of the other candidates and that disclosure would breach the first data protection principle; the House stated it was therefore exempt under section 40 of the Act. The Commissioner investigated and found that the House was correct in its application of section 40 as the information is personal data and disclosure would breach the first data protection principle.
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- Section of Act / Finding: FOI 40 - Complaint Not upheld - Find other matching decisions