There may be some transactions that should not be published as to do so would compromise national security, personal security, foreign relations or contravene the law (eg the Data Protection Act). The Freedom of Information Act is used as a frame of reference when making a judgement about whether to redact items. Redactions may therefore include:
- spend on current military operations
- salary payments to staff (including bonuses)
- spend by secret service organisations
- personal information covered by the Data Protection Act
- commercially confidential information (eg settlements made with companies as part of an arbitration or legal process, which is conditional on confidentiality)
If you have a question about any of the items in our monthly reports, email firstname.lastname@example.org.