Non-disclosure Agreements (10914/19)

Request

How many non-disclosure agreements have been signed with employees who have left the force in the last five years?

How many other legal agreements have been signed with employees who have left the force in the last five years?

For both of these, could you provide how much money the force has paid out as a result of these agreements?

Please break down the results by year.

Response

We can confirm that relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while some 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 document.

REASONS FOR DECISION

The withheld information is exempt by virtue of the following exemption:

Section 40(2) – Personal information

This exemption and explanatory notes are shown here:

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

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

10914_Attachment

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