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Uber Incidents (7052/15)


Entries on your command and control incident system, between Dec 1, 2013, and November 30, 2015, where the initial incident detail contains the words ‘Uber’ and you believe refers to the minicab hire platform / provider.

For each incident please provide the month/year, a summary of the incident, whether or not a crime and/or motoring offence was subsequently recorded, and what the offence(s) was/were, and the outcome of any investigation. If the incident was a road traffic accident/collision please give details of injuries suffered by those involved.


While the majority of the information requested has been attached (7052_Attachment), the incident details (or “summary”) have been exempt by virtue of Section 30(1)(a)(b) and Section 40 (2).

This letter serves as a Refusal Notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) for the parts of the request that have not been released.

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

Section 40 is an absolute and class based exemption if to provide the information would breach the third party’s data protection rights. In this case, to provide the data 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.

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