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General Data Protection Regulation’s Right to Erasure: FOI release

Published: 30 Oct 2018
Directorate:
Digital Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
30 Oct 2018
General Data Protection Regulation’s Right to Erasure: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02602
Date received: 12 September 2018  
Date responded: 10 October 2018
 
Information requested
 
“Any URL links that the core Scottish Government have applied to remove/hide under privacy/’right to be forgotten’ legislation in the last three years.”
 
Response
 
The General Data Protection Regulation’s (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/) Right to Erasure (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/right-to-erasure/) and its predecessor ,section 10 of the Data Protection Act 1998, allows for individuals to request deletion of their personal information in certain circumstances.  As this is a right for individuals not businesses the Scottish Government, as a public sector organisation, cannot use this right to apply to 3rd party vendors requesting that specific URLs are deleted.
 
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