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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50065361
  • Date: 18 October 2005
  • Public Authority: Civil Aviation Authority
  • Summary: The complainant holds a private pilot's licence. The CAA was informed by a third party (the informant) that the complainant was ill and therefore expressed concern about his fitness to fly. The complainant requested copies of all the relevant correspondence held by the CAA and specifically asked for the name and address of the informant. The CAA refused to disclose the information citing the exemption relating to personal information provided by section 40. The Commissioner decided that personal data relating to the informant was covered by the section 40(1) exemption and could not be disclosed without breaching the First Data Protection Principle.
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