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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50272687
  • Date: 21 December 2009
  • Public Authority: Channel Four Television Corporation
  • Summary: The complainant requested information from Channel 4 regarding the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) and the system known as “fast tracking”. Channel 4 disclosed some of the requested information but withheld part of it, citing section 41 (information provided in confidence), section 43 (commercial interests) and section 40 (personal information) of the Freedom of Information Act (the “Act”). However, Channel 4 subsequently relied on the derogation from the Act. The Commissioner is satisfied that the withheld information is held by Channel 4 to a significant extent for the purposes of journalism, art or literature. Therefore Channel 4 was not required to comply with Parts I to V of the Act in relation to the withheld information.
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