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Request personal data: form

Published: 11 Sep 2015
Directorate:
Digital Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Complete this form to request a copy of any personal data we hold about you or an individual you are representing.

How to request personal data

You can request a copy of any personal data we hold about you by making a subject access request (SAR) under the Data Protection Act 1998, by:

  • completing the attached form and returning it by email or post
  • sending an email to dpa@gov.scot
  • writing to us at:
    The Data Protection and Information Assets Team
    Information and Technology Services (iTECS)
    V Spur
    Saughton House
    Broomhouse Drive
    Edinburgh
    EH11 3XD

When contacting us you should give details of where you personal data may be held to help us trace your records, including if possible names of the directorate(s) involved and approximate dates.

You should also:

  • make a payment of £10 - this is the fee to process your request. You can either send a cheque payable to Scottish Government or pay online at: www.gov.scot/online-payments. If you do not have a payment reference number then please use your name. The description should be: 'Data Protection fee'

Where you are asked for a payment reference use your name. The description should be: 'Data Protection fee'

  • provide proof of identity - acceptable forms of ID include:
    • copy or scan of the photograph page of your passport or
    • copy or scan of your photocard driving licence or
    • copy or scan of at least two utility bills/bank statements from the last six months detailing your name and current address

What happens next

We will acknowledge your request in writing and provide you with a reference number for your application.

Once we are satisfied that you meet the criteria for disclosure of data under the Data Protection Act, and you have provided sufficient information, you should receive a response within 40 days from the date that we accept your application for processing.

If you have any queries email the Data Protection and Assets team at dpa@gov.scot

Subject access request form.doc

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Contact

Email: dpa@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Data Protection and Information Assets Team
Information and Technology Services (iTECS)
V Spur
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
Edinburgh
EH11 3XD

Published:
11 Sep 2015
Request personal data: form