Re-use of public sector information

The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations (RPSI) 2015.

Requesting information

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To make a request for re-use to Cornwall Council, you must submit the request in writing, with your name and address for correspondence, and specify the information that you want to re-use and the purpose you intend to use it for.

Please note that you do not need to make a request if we have already made the information available under the Open Government Licence (OGL), which would be stated alongside the information, but you must follow the terms of the OGL. 

To apply, please complete the RPSI Regulations application form and either email it to foi@cornwall.gov.uk or post to:

RPSI Requests
Freedom of Information and Complaints Team
Room 4S
County Hall
Truro
TR1 3AY

When we receive a request to re-use information, we must respond within 20 working days. This time limit can be extended if the information is extensive or the request raises complex issues, but we must inform you of this within the 20 day period.

Full details of the Council’s obligations and how it deals with RPSI requests are available on the Re-use of Public Sector Information page

Any queries should be sent to the above address or email address.

If you wish to complain, for example about how the Council has handled your request for re-use, you must submit your complaint to us in writing. We will aim to respond to your complaint within 20 working days (sooner wherever possible) and explain the reasons for our decision.

We can be contacted in the following ways:

By e-mail to: foi@cornwall.gov.uk

By post:

RPSI Complaints
Freedom of Information and Complaints Team
Room 4S
County Hall
Truro
TR1 3AY

Please provide your name, address, telephone number and full details of your complaint, quoting the applicable reference number.

Complaints to the ICO

If you are still not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Complaints to the ICO can be about any aspect of how the Council handled your re-use request and examples include:

  • failing to respond to your request;
  • refusing to allow re-use;
  • placing unnecessary restrictions on re-use; or
  • incorrectly charging a fee above marginal cost.

The ICO will investigate your complaint and assess whether we have complied with the requirements of RPSI. How the ICO resolve the complaint will depend on what it is about. They can issue a decision notice, unless the complaint concerns charges above marginal cost, in which case they can make a non-binding recommendation.

Contact ICO online: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ (ICO live chat service is available 9am-5pm Monday to Friday)

Post:

Customer Contact
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
SK9 5AF