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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018.

Providing accessible information to individuals about the use of personal information (data) is a key element of GDPR. The Scottish Government does this through use of privacy notices. The privacy notice is a document that is used to set out the our policies on how we process the data that is within our control and would be expected to meet the requirements of GDPR. They are sent to all those who receive our surveys.

The privacy notices for current surveys run by the Rural & Environmental Science & analytical Services division of the Scottish Government are available here.

Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) RESAS are required to complete Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) for the major surveys it completes each year. Copies of the DPIA for the June Census and December survey are available here