Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued decision 03/2021 in relation to the Immigration Service.
A spokesman said: “On March 19, 2021, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Immigration Service Decision 03/2021. The Information Commissioner noted that the department had not responded to the applicant’s request for an internal review within the 6 week period set out in the PATI Act.
“However, the Information Commissioner has not directed the Department to take any further action as the Department has issued an internal review decision as part of the Information Commissioner’s independent review.
“The department stated that the applicant’s internal review request was really overlooked. The department’s original decision to the applicant granted access to all records that responded to the PATI request. This case is a good example of how failure to resolve investigations and decisions by the Information Commissioner can help authorities keep track of overlooked PATI requests. “
The full version of Decision 03/2021 follows below [PDF here]::
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