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11 KBW and Facebook

Information CommissionerPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, July 21, 2019 18:40:17

From: alan dransfield []
Sent: 11 July 2019 11:49
To: elizabeth.denham; <>
Subject: Fwd: Panopticon: The Facebook Appeal and Procedural Grounds

Elizabeth Denham

Information Commissioner

Please see this article ref the ICO and Facebook. In particular, scroll down to the list ofQC's who represented the ICO and Facebook, all of which work for 11KBW. Are you aware of this irregularity? Is this not conflict of interest?

As you are aware I had a FOIA request on this topic refused under Section 14/1 and section 50 (2) (c) about 12 months ago.

May I take this opportunity to submit a FOIA request seeking copies of all 11 KBW invoices for legal service to the ICO for this particular case please? I do concede this may well appear to be a repeated request, but in the event of a serious legal irregularity, I suggest my FOIA request is benign, politely written, in the interest of the general public and serious purpose and, therefore, should not be deemed vexatious or frivolous under either section 14/1 or 50 (2) (C) of the FOIA 2000.

As you are well aware, the ICO has advised me before via your Mr Adam Sowerbutt that all future FOI requests from me will be treated as vexatious or frivolous without due process. Could this be the main reason why 99% of UK QC's are self Employed as a legal loopholes to circumvent conflict of interest regulations?

With thanks

Alan M Dransfield.

FOI Campaigner and Social Watchdog

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Very strange decision from ICO who now claim (wrongly) to protect Dransfield's best interests

Information CommissionerPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, July 21, 2019 18:33:57

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Should the ICO really be doing this?

Information CommissionerPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, July 21, 2019 18:29:35

This is the ICO Flowchart which is available at their website.

I do not accept it is the role of the ICO to train public authorities how to deal with FOIA complaints. How much did this flow chart cost the taxpayer? How much did the 48 page Vexatious Guidelines cost the taxpayers.

It appears to me the ICO is coaching these rogue public authorities how to body-swerve

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PM in charge of FOI

Information CommissionerPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, February 10, 2019 13:43:21

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Listen to how dreadful Elizabeth Denham is

Information CommissionerPosted by Sheila Oliver Sat, January 26, 2019 07:54:02

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Oh, Mr Sowerbutts!

Information CommissionerPosted by Sheila Oliver Wed, January 09, 2019 19:43:57

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Freedom of Information doesn't work in the UK

Information CommissionerPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, November 11, 2018 19:58:14

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Was there scrutiny of this change?

Information CommissionerPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, September 03, 2018 19:14:31
Email sent - Mon 03/09/2018 10:54

Information Commissioners Office

Dear Madam

Under protection of the FOIA 2000 please provide me with copies of the following

1. All correspondence between the ICO and David Lidington ref the recent changes to sect 45 of FOIA

2. Records of all phone calls, meetings etc and personal notes from Ms Denham to the Queen on same subject.

3. Copies of all correspondence from your office pertaining to sect 45 changes and responses from the Cabinet Office. This request is neither vexatious, wide or unfocused.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

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