Data Protection registered Scotland
Data protection protects people's rights in relation to how their personal information is used. The Data Protection Act 1998 is the UK law which sets out the requirements of data protection.
NHS National Services Scotland takes its duties under the Data Protection Act seriously, and in a number of ways. Some of these are listed below:
Access to Your Personal Information
You can find out if we hold any personal information about you by making a 'subject access request' under the Data Protection Act 1998.
If you would like to do this please complete a 'Subject Access Request form' . Our form asks for proof of identity and also for a £10 fee to cover administrative costs. Once we have received your completed form and fee, we must respond to you within 40 days.
National Fraud Initiative
Together with other Scottish public sector organisations, we are required to participate in the National Fraud Initiative. As part of this, we provide staff payroll information for data matching. Data matching involves comparing sets of data, such as the payroll or benefits records of a body, against other records held by the same or another body. Further information about the National Fraud Initiative is available from Audit Scotland.
Our Privacy Advisor is responsible for advising on and monitoring data protection practice on how we use personal information across the organisation.
If you have a concern about how we are handling personal information you can report your concern to them.
NSS Privacy Advisor
1 South Gyle Crescent
Once we have responded to your concern, if you are still unhappy you are entitled to report it to the Information Commissioner. Full details on how to do this are on the Information Commissioners website at
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