Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: guidance for General Practice

Revised guidance to reflect developments in policy, practice and legislation both in the overall context of adult support and protection and in day-to-day activity. It provides information and detail to support practical application of the 2007 Act for GPs and staff in General Practice.

How do exemptions work?

Whether or not you can rely on an exemption generally depends on your purposes for processing personal data. If an exemption applies, you may not have to comply with all the usual rights and obligations.

Some exemptions apply simply because you have a particular purpose.

However, others only apply to the extent that complying with the UK GDPR would:

  • be likely to prejudice your purpose (e.g. have a damaging or detrimental effect on what you are doing); or
  • prevent or seriously impair you from processing personal data in a way that is required or necessary for your purpose.

You should justify and document your reasons for relying on an exemption.

If no exemption covers what you do with personal data, you need to comply with the UK GDPR as normal.



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