Information legislation

These pages contain an overview of information legislation that applies to the University.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act came fully into force on 1st January 2005. The Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for enforcing the Act.

The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 provide a general right of access to environmental information.

Data protection law gives rights to people about whom we hold information, and gives us responsibilities regarding that information.

Information about the University and Scottish Higher Education Sector's approach to the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009, and our reasons why the Regulations are not currently applicable to the sector.