Scottish Government IT code of conduct: FOI release

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

Information requested

I wish to make a Subject Access Request for the Health Ministers I.T Code of Conduct.


Under Data Protection legislation, a Subject Access Request for information held by an organisation can only be made by the individual to whom the data pertains, or a solicitor, next of kin, or legal guardian acting on that individual's behalf. Therefore we are treating your request instead as a Freedom of Information request regarding the IT Code of Conduct as it applies to Ministers. If this is not the case and you wish to pursue a Subject Access Request for information specifically about you, then please email stating that you wish to make a Subject Access Request for your own personal data.

All serving Scottish Ministers must comply with both the Scottish Ministerial Code - Scottish Ministerial Code: 2018 edition - ( - and the Scottish Government's IT Code of Conduct. The IT Code of Conduct applies to both staff and Ministers in terms of how they use and access
government platforms, systems and data - and is not specific to any individual Minister. It is published on Scottish Government's intranet and attached is a copy of this. 

About FOI
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI202100228044 - Information released


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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