FOI and Data Protection - Key Points for RSLs
In December 2017, the Scottish Government produced draft legislation which would bring all Scottish Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and most of their subsidiaries under the ambit of the Freedom of Information (FOI) regime. This will allow members of the public to request access to information that RSLs hold. RSLs will need to comply with any requests unless there is a legal basis for refusing to do so. With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an increased obligation on RSLs to disclose personal data when requested under FOI (or the EIRs) is also likely to present challenges.
The GDPR places increased responsibilities on RSLs to protect personal data they hold. Conversely, under FOI RSLs will be obliged to disclose personal data when requested.
Our guide looks at:
- Personal data and information requests
- Dealing with information requests that involve personal data
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