Copy of Data Sharing MOU’s

Shane Gibson made this Official Information request to Ministry for Primary Industries

The request is waiting for clarification. If you are Shane Gibson, please sign in to send a follow up message.

From: Shane Gibson

Dear Ministry for Primary Industries,

Please provide copies of all Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU’s) signed in the last five years related to the sharing of data to organisations outside your organisation.

Yours faithfully,

Shane Gibson

Link to this

From: Official Information Act
Ministry for Primary Industries

Tēnā koe Shane,

Thank you for your official information request received on 7 July 2020.

Your request will be considered and a decision provided in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please email [email address]

Ngā mihi,

Official Information Act Team
Government Services | Public Affairs Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua | Charles Fergusson Building, 34-38 Bowen Street | PO Box 2526 | Wellington, New Zealand. Telephone: 0800 00 83 33 | Email: [email address] | Web: www.mpi.govt.nz

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: Official Information Act
Ministry for Primary Industries

Kia ora Shane,

 

Thank you for your request received on 7 July 2020 asking for ‘copies of
all Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) signed in the last five years
related to the sharing of data to organisations outside your
organisation.’

 

In order to determine whether MPI can satisfy your request, we would like
to clarify what information could fall within scope. There are two areas
where we require clarification.

 

 1. Definition of ‘MOUs’ – MPI holds multiple types of agreements that can
encompass information sharing between organisations, for example,
operational or contracted work, data sharing agreements and
relationship agreements. Could you confirm that you are only seeking
those agreements where information sharing is the primary focus of the
agreement?

 

 2. Definition of ‘organisation’ – As MPI is a large government agency
with five separate business units encompassing a wide variety of work,
we liaise with many external organisations and agencies. Could you
clarify what is meant by ‘organisation’? Would you be happy to receive
MOUs that MPI holds with other core New Zealand government agencies?
If your request intends to encompass a wide range of organisations
hundreds of agreements could fall within scope, and as such, MPI may
not be able to satisfy your request due to substantial collation or
research under section 18(f) of the Official Information Act.

 

We would like to note that this request will likely require multiple
consultations with the other organisations involved in any MOUs before we
can release this information to you. It is more likely that MPI will be
able to satisfy your request should you consider refining scope.

 

Please note that once you have amended or clarified your request, under
section 15(1AA) of the OIA, MPI may treat your amended request as a new
request and restart the statutory response period.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you,

 

Jess

OIA Adviser - Official Information Act Team
Government Services | Public Affairs
Ministry for Primary Industries | Charles Fergusson Building, 34-38 Bowen
Street | PO Box 2526 | Wellington | New Zealand  

Telephone: 0800 00 83 33 | Email: [1][email address] |
Web: [2]www.mpi.govt.nz

 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]
2. http://www.mpi.govt.nz/

Link to this

From: Shane Gibson

Dear Official Information Act,

Thank you for seeking clarification.

1) I can confirm I am only seeking those agreements where information sharing is the primary focus of the
agreement

2) I would be happy to only receive MOUs that MPI holds with other core New Zealand government agencies.

Yours sincerely,

Shane Gibson

Link to this

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Ministry for Primary Industries only: