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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
  
In January 2007, the ICO released via FOI [http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/foi_request_responses/foi_527.pdf] a number of their "Line to take" policy documents - these indicate how they approach certain types of complaints.  [[ICO_policy_documents:_Line_to_Take/January_2007|They are listed in full here]].
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In January 2007, the ICO released via FOI [http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/foi_request_responses/foi_527.pdf] a number of their "Line to take" policy documents - these indicate how they approach certain types of complaints.   
  
 
Here is the ICO's description of what they are, from the above document:
 
Here is the ICO's description of what they are, from the above document:
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:"''By way of background, these documents are produced by our Policy Team as internal policy lines on the interpretation and application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 for the benefit of the FOI Department as a whole. The policy lines are signed off at Assistant Commissioner level, and you will note that in the main they derive from Decision Notices and/or Information Tribunal decisions.''"
 
:"''By way of background, these documents are produced by our Policy Team as internal policy lines on the interpretation and application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 for the benefit of the FOI Department as a whole. The policy lines are signed off at Assistant Commissioner level, and you will note that in the main they derive from Decision Notices and/or Information Tribunal decisions.''"
  
== August 2010 ==
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A growing number of LTTs have been produced since then - as at February 2011, there are just under 200 such Lines to Take.  The ICO doesn't yet routinely publish these, so they have been requested by means of FOI requests.  The following links provide detail for each set of LTTs release, and links to their original source documents:
  
* An updated list has been requested via FOI and is available on WhatDoTheyKnow  [http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/icos_lines_to_take]. There are now 177 LTTs.
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* [[ICO_policy_documents:_Line_to_Take/January_2007|January 2007]] - 28 LTTs produced
* Work is currently in progress to transcribe the updated list of LTTs into a more structured format on FOIwiki, to enable the policies to be more easily interlinked with the other information on the site. 
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* [[ICO_policy_documents:_Line_to_Take/August 2010|August 2010]] - issue of LTT1 - LTT177.
* This is necessary if they are to be easily referred to, as the data was released by the ICO in PDF format, spanning 7 files of around 20-30MB each, with the text poorly OCR'ed.  The files were split as follows:
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* [[ICO_policy_documents:_Line_to_Take/February 2011|February 2011]] - amendments to 16 LTTs (mostly following Information Tribunal rulings), and 16 new LTTs.
:* [http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/43038/response/111090/attach/3/FOI%20EIR%20LTT%20Part%201%20of%207.pdf LTT 1 of 7] covers: LTT1 to LTT40
 
:* [http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/43038/response/111096/attach/3/FOI%20EIR%20LTT%20Part%202%20of%207.pdf LTT 2 of 7] covers: LTT41 to LTT90
 
:* [http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/43038/response/111091/attach/3/FOI%20EIR%20LTT%20Part%203%20of%207.pdf LTT 3 of 7] covers: LTT91 to LTT 116
 
:* [http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/43038/response/111095/attach/3/FOI%20EIR%20LTT%20Part%204%20of%207.pdf LTT 4 of 7] covers: LTT117 to LTT136
 
:* [http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/43038/response/111092/attach/3/FOI%20EIR%20LTT%20Part%205%20of%207.pdf LTT 5 of 7] covers: LTT136 to LTT149
 
:* [http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/43038/response/111094/attach/3/FOI%20EIR%20LTT%20Part%206%20of%207.pdf LTT 6 of 7] covers: LTT150 to LTT165
 
:* [http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/43038/response/111093/attach/3/FOI%20EIR%20LTT%20Part%207%20of%207.pdf LTT 7 of 7] covers: LTT166 to LTT177
 
  
 
== List of LTTs on FOIwiki ==
 
== List of LTTs on FOIwiki ==
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* [[Line to take - LTT176 - When does the public interest test apply to the exclusion from the duty to confirm or deny whether personal data is held]]
 
* [[Line to take - LTT176 - When does the public interest test apply to the exclusion from the duty to confirm or deny whether personal data is held]]
 
* [[Line to take - LTT177 - Advice and assistance where a request cannot be refined]]
 
* [[Line to take - LTT177 - Advice and assistance where a request cannot be refined]]
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* [[LTT178 - A public authority shall not charge for allowing an applicant to inspect information|Line to take - LTT178 - A public authority shall not charge for allowing an applicant to inspect information]]
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* [[LTT179 - Section 22 only applies to information clearly intended for publication|Line to take - LTT179 - Section 22 only applies to information clearly intended for publication]]
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* [[LTT180 - The endangerment test under s38|Line to take - LTT180 - The endangerment test under s38]]
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* [[LTT181 - Information / Documents post-dating an investigation|Line to take - LTT181 - Information / Documents post-dating an investigation]]
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* [[LTT182 - Vexatious requests under EIR|Line to take - LTT182 - Vexatious requests under EIR]]
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* [[LTT183 - Discretion to order no steps|Line to take - LTT183 - Discretion to order no steps]]
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* [[LTT184 - Functions and statutory bars|Line to take - LTT184 - Functions and statutory bars]]
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* [[LTT185 - Condition 5 Schedule 3 Data Protection Act 1998 (condition for processing sensitive personal data)|Line to take - LTT185 - Condition 5 Schedule 3 Data Protection Act 1998 (condition for processing sensitive personal data)]]
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* [[LTT186 - When a refusal notice is not required in respect of a vexatious request|Line to take - LTT186 - When a refusal notice is not required in respect of a vexatious request]]
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* [[LTT187 - Investigating procedural breaches - gateway line|Line to take - LTT187 - Investigating procedural breaches - gateway line]]
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* [[LTT188 - Issuing a DN in relation to information already disclosed|Line to take - LTT188 - Issuing a DN in relation to information already disclosed]]
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* [[LTT189 - Non-response cases|Line to take - LTT189 - Non-response cases]]
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* [[LTT190 - Decision notices ordering the PA to reconsider the request|Line to take - LTT190 - Decision notices ordering the PA to reconsider the request]]
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* [[LTT191 - Internal review under the EIR - issuing a DN requiring an internal review|Line to take - LTT191 - Internal review under the EIR - issuing a DN requiring an internal review]]
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* [[LTT192 - Rejecting procedural exemptions / exceptions|Line to take - LTT192 - Rejecting procedural exemptions / exceptions]]
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* [[LTT193 - Finding that further information is held approach to decision notices|Line to take - LTT193 - Finding that further information is held approach to decision notices]]
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[[category:ICO policy]]

Latest revision as of 15:43, 3 April 2016

Introduction

In January 2007, the ICO released via FOI [1] a number of their "Line to take" policy documents - these indicate how they approach certain types of complaints.

Here is the ICO's description of what they are, from the above document:

"By way of background, these documents are produced by our Policy Team as internal policy lines on the interpretation and application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 for the benefit of the FOI Department as a whole. The policy lines are signed off at Assistant Commissioner level, and you will note that in the main they derive from Decision Notices and/or Information Tribunal decisions."

A growing number of LTTs have been produced since then - as at February 2011, there are just under 200 such Lines to Take. The ICO doesn't yet routinely publish these, so they have been requested by means of FOI requests. The following links provide detail for each set of LTTs release, and links to their original source documents:

List of LTTs on FOIwiki