Speed Camera Certificates (2860_15)

Request

A copy of the Calibration Certificate and Competency Certificate, for the speed enforcement in Cat and Kittens lane on July 17th at 12:31 in Wolverhampton.

Response

I can confirm that the requested information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority is attached, I am not required by statute to release all of this information. Please find attached the relevant calibration and training certificates, with the name of the camera operator and signatures redacted. This letter serves as a Refusal Notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) for the parts of the document that have not been released.

Please note, the camera operator was trained in 2009 and received refresher training in 2013, hence the inclusion of two training certificates.

REASON FOR DECISION

The Freedom of Information Act places two responsibilities on public authorities, the first of which is to confirm what information it holds and secondly to then disclose that information, unless exemptions apply.

In this case, this letter represents a Refusal Notice for the redacted parts of the attached documents. The information is exempt by virtue of the following:

Section 40(2) (Personal Information)

This exemption and explanatory notes are shown here:

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/docs/advice-centre/foi/exemptions.pdf

Section 40(2) is an absolute and class based exemption if to release the information exists would breach the third party’s data protection rights.  In this case to release this personal information would not constitute fair processing of the data and therefore would breach the first of the principles within the Data Protection Act 1998. As this exemption is class based I am not required to identify the harm in disclosure and in this instance I believe that the right to privacy outweighs any public interest in release.

Attachments

CALIBRATION CERTIFICATE

TRAINING CERTIFICATE 1

TRAINING CERTIFICATE 2

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