Privacy Notices

Police Scotland processes a variety of personal data, including but not only for law enforcement purposes. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 require us to be more transparent in explaining how we process that data, including what we do with it, how long we intend to keep it, and on what legal basis.

Below is a list of Privacy Notices, which provide this information for a number of our personal data processing activities. These Notices are also available at relevant points of contact across Scotland.

Appropriate Policy Documents
Under the Data Protection Act 2018 Schedule 1 Part 4, Police Scotland is required to produce a policy document explaining how we ensure compliance with the Act for the processing of special categories of personal data. We are also required by Section 42 of the Act to produce an equivalent document for sensitive processing for law enforcement purposes. These documents are available below: