FCC Data Sharing Statistics 2019

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From: Sumsi Timonda

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

In 2019:

1) How many anonymous fingerprints were shared with each of the four FCC/Migration5 countries?

2) How many cases returned a positive match?

3) For how many cases was further information requested?

4) How many requests were received by the Australian authorities from each of the four FCC countries?

5) What is the maximum number of fingerprints that may be shared with each FCC member per annum?

Yours faithfully,

Sumsi Timonda

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FOI Request: FA 20/05/00980
File Number: OBJ2020/17353

Dear Sumsi Timonda

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 25 May 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

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You have requested access to the following:
In 2019:

1) How many anonymous fingerprints were shared with each of the four FCC/Migration5 countries?

2) How many cases returned a positive match?

3) For how many cases was further information requested?

4) How many requests were received by the Australian authorities from each of the four FCC countries?

5) What is the maximum number of fingerprints that may be shared with each FCC member per annum?.
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Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 25 May 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 24 June 2020.

Due to the number of requests currently being processed by our office, we will not be able to finalise your request by the original due date.

The Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. This would extend the due date for your request to 24 July 2020.

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could provide a response to this request by close of business, Friday 26 June 2020.

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From: Sumsi Timonda

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Dear FOI Officer,

This is in reference to your email of June 22 (FOI FA 20/05/00980) requesting an extension of the timeframe. I have absolutely no problem in waiting until 24 July 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Sumsi Timonda

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From: Sumsi Timonda

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Dear FOI,

I am writing to remind you that the statutory timeframe has now passed without a response being provided. By law, you should have responded by now.

Yours sincerely,

Sumsi Timonda

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Dear Sumsi Timonda

 

FOI request FA 20/05/00980

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 25 May 2020, seeking access to the
following:

In 2019:
1) How many anonymous fingerprints were shared with each of the four
FCC/Migration5 countries?
2) How many cases returned a positive match?
3) For how many cases was further information requested?
4) How many requests were received by the Australian authorities from each
of the four FCC countries?
5) What is the maximum number of fingerprints that may be shared with each
FCC member per annum?

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record and documents released under the FOI Act.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information (FOI) Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

E: [DIBP request email]

Department of Home Affairs | [1]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

 

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