Undersea cable breaks (FOI)
Undersea cable breaks (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 25 January 2018.
Please could I request emails between JT / JEC and the Treasury Minister and business plans regarding undersea cable breaks and undersea cable faults from 1 November 2016 to current date.
All emails which are relevant to the subject matter have been examined and where appropriate exemptions have been applied. Emails identified are attached below. Duplicates have not been included.
The scheduled public authority (SPA) has made redactions where confidential information has been shared with the Treasury Minister. Any information provided that has been given in confidence is absolutely exempt under Article 26 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (FOI Law).
Personal information is also absolutely exempt and details of individuals have been redacted from emails under Article 25 (Personal information) of the FOI Law.
Press releases issued by JT in relation to the cables, and provided to the Treasury Minister as attachments to emails, are included for completeness.
JT Media Release 29 November 2016
JT Media Release 30 November 2016
JT Media Release 01 December 2016
JT Media Release 04 December 2016
JT Media Release 06 December 2016
JT Media Release 13 December 2016
Article 26 Information supplied in confidence
Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it was obtained by the scheduled public authority from another person (including another public authority); and
(b) the disclosure of the information to the public by the scheduled public authority holding it would constitute a breach of confidence actionable by that or any other person
Article 25 Personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.