8.2 Access to information and Records Management Policies

This category tells people how to request information from the institution, both under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act and the Data protection Act. It also covers institutional procedures for these pieces of legislation.

Category NameCategory DescriptionExamples/CommentsFormat of InformationFeeWithheld Information
How to make a request for information and freedom of information enquiries contact. Details of how to request information from the institution under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, the Data Protection Act, and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations. Central contact point for Freedom of Information enquiries. Name, address and contact information of the Institution’s main contact point for requests. Available on website Free  
Information legislation policies Institutional policies and procedures on Freedom of Information, Data Protection and Environmental Information Include icnformation on requesting reviews or making complaints, and procedures for dealing with subject access requests. Charging schedule for environmental information provided in response to requests under EI(S)R 2004, if the authority charges for environmental information. Available on website Free  
Records Management and archiving policy Policies and guidance relating to our records management, records and information retention and archiving policies. Details of policies procedures and guidance relating to records management, records and information retention and archiving, compliance with the data protection act and freedom of information act Available on website Free