Privacy notice and data protection - Social Security Scotland

Last updated: 5 March 2020

This privacy notice explains your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It describes the type of information we may hold on you, how it may be processed and who we might share it with.

Personal data (which we will call 'data' throughout the rest of this notice) means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified.

Social Security Scotland processes lots of data to do our job. We manage your personal data to deliver a number of social security benefits outlined in the:

  • Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018
  • Employment and Training Act 1973
  • Welfare Reform Act 2012
  • Social Security (Claims and Information) Regulations 1999.
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Social Security Scotland is registered with the Information Commissioner (registration number Z4857137) under Scottish Ministers, to handle your data.