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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is it?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a change in European data protection legislation that comes into effect on 25th May 2018.  This supersedes the Data Protection Act 1998. 

This legislation applies across all member states of the EU and to all organisations processing the data of EU subjects (wherever geographically based). It is likely, on exit from the EU, Britain will adopt the principles of GDPR under the Data Protection Bill currently being processed through Parliament.

GDPR provides increased rights to individuals on:

  1. what data organisations hold
  2. how they process it
  3. how transparent they need to be

It also increases the fines that can be imposed on organisations which fail to:

  • comply with the legislation
  • protect data adequately

SRUC’s Commitment

Protecting the privacy of our customers, students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information, is important to our operations and mission.

SRUC is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of their personal data.

Further Information

GDPR further information

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO), is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

You can find lots more information around the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), via their website for which the link is noted below:
​​​​​​​ICO Website

Data Protection Officer

You can contact us for assistance with any aspect of this subject. Please use the contact information provided. When writing to us, please include your name and address and full details of the information you expect to receive. Please also include a telephone number so we can contact you to clarify any details, if necessary.

Address: Scotland’s Rural College, Executive Office, Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: 0131 535 4432