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ICT Structure (563A/20 )

Request

The ICT documents I require is the most recent update.

I wish to obtain the following documents:

1.  ICT/IM&T/IS Strategy- the IT department strategy or plans, highlights their current and future objectives.

2.  ICT Org Chart- A visual document that presents the structure of the IT department, please include name and job titles. If this cannot be sent, please work towards a structure with job titles.

3.   ICT Annual or Business Plan- Like the ICT strategy but is more annually focused.

4.   ICT Capital Programme/budget- A document that shows financials budget on current and future projects.

If some of these documents are not valid, please state when the 2020 ICT documents are planned to be published.

Response

We can confirm that relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email I am afraid that I am not required to release all of the information requested. Please find attached

 REASONS FOR DECISION

 The withheld information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions

 Section 31 (1) (a) (b) (c) (Law enforcement)

Section 40 – Personal Information

 These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

 https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#freedom-of-information-exemptions

 In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached

 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. 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

563A_20_ATTACHMENT 

ICT_ORGANISATION_STRUCTURE

PUBLIC_INTEREST_TEST