Possibly to avoid it going to a specific person rather than a department who deal with such things?
I’ve been in touch with one of our customers in the past regarding payment and when asked who I needed to speak to I was told “we have a no name policy here”. Gee thanks. 🙄
My understanding is that he is breaching it by not giving it upon request as it’s local authority…
Am I way off?
Not a million miles, but still off – I think you’re probably confusing the DPA with the Freedom of Information Act which Local Authorities (and other statutory bodies) are subject to. I’m not an FOIA expert, but I’m not sure that the names of individual officers would fall under the FOIA though.