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

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

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.”
The General Data Protection Regulation’s ( 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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