FOI request detail

Please provide the company name for drivers charged and summonsed from 2014 and 2015

Request ID: FOI-2384-1617
Date published: 13 April 2017

You asked

Please provide just the company name for all cases from 2014 and 2015. This will not cause any issues in relation to the Data Protection Act, as the requested information is not personal data within the meaning of the DPA.

We answered

TfL Ref: 2384-1617


Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 25 February 2017 asking for Taxi and Private Hire sexual assault data in 2014 and 2015.  I apologise for the delay in replying.


Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require.


Please see the information you have requested attached.


Please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) some data has been removed, as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the DPA, specifically the first principle of the DPA which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions of Schedule 2 of the Data Protection Act which would make the processing ‘fair’.


This applies where information relating to Private Hire operators have had less than five incidents recorded against them as there is a risk of an individual being identified. Although there may be media coverage when an individual is charged or placed on trial, reporting restrictions may be applied to protect the identity of the victim or another party in the case. TfL do not get informed if reporting restrictions are imposed and therefore disclosure of the name of a company where a small number of drivers have been charged or prosecuted for sexual offences may identify the driver and consequently breach reporting restrictions


If this is not the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.


Yours sincerely



Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London



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