Sharing information with third parties

13 June 2017

We have been made aware that some schools are receiving freedom of information (FOI) requests from suspicious email addresses. If you receive a request asking for information about your school or college, please do not share any information without investigating who you are sending it to first. 

If in doubt, and for further advice, please speak with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). In addition, please also take precautions against potential malware and ransomware hidden in any emails.