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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06715: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that all schools are prepared for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Answered by: John Swinney 10 February 2017

Data Protection is a reserved matter which is regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) across the UK. Local authorities do not fall under the Scottish Government ICO registration therefore it would not be appropriate for the Scottish Government to answer for these bodies. The preparations and implications of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation within schools is a matter for each local authority.

The right to privacy is a right which the Scottish Government takes very seriously. We will continue to promote good practice to all public bodies when handling personal information.