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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50127453
  • Date: 19 October 2009
  • Public Authority: The Treasury Solicitor's Department (TSOL)
  • Summary: The complainant requested that the Treasury Solicitor’s Department (“TSOL”) provided him with the identity of the individual(s) whose allegations culminated in him being declared a vexatious litigant. TSOL refused to disclose the information on grounds provided by section 30 (investigations and proceedings conducted by public authorities) or, in the alternative, section 31 (law enforcement) of the Act. The Commissioner has concluded that the information is the personal information of the complainant and therefore exempt under section 40(1) of the Act and that the public authority should have treated the request as a subject access request under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
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