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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50068026
  • Date: 27 July 2006
  • Public Authority: BBC
  • Summary: The complainant requested a copy of a report prepared by the Chief Operating Officer of the BBC into expenses claimed by Alan Yentob. The BBC withheld the information on the basis that it was exempt from disclosure under terms of sections 40(2) and (3) of the Act (personal information). The Commissioner found that the release of the information in the report would contravene sections 40(2)(a) and (3)(a) because the first data protection principle relating to fairness would be breached by disclosure. He concluded that the BBC had acted in accordance with the Act in withholding the information in the report.
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