Data Protection

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Dear Scottish Qualifications Authority,

Ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation ( EU) 2016/279 coming into effect on the 25th May 2018, I would like a copy of the following documents:

- The Data Protection Policy of the SQA;
- Any information prepared in response to Article 30 of GDPR;
- The name and contact details for the Data Protection Officer of the SQA.

Yours faithfully,

Brian Cusack

FOI, Scottish Qualifications Authority

Dear Mr Cusack

Thank you for your request for information received on 14 March 2018 under
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.   We are currently dealing
with your request and will respond as soon as practicable, but in any
event, as required by the Act, within 20 statutory working days.  In this
instance the 20th working day falls on 12 April 2018.

In the meantime if I can be of any further assistance, please do not
hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Alyson Barrie

Freedom of Information Manager

t: 0345 213 5323  | e: [1][SQA request email]  | w:
[2]http://www.sqa.org.uk

Scottish Qualifications Authority

The Optima Building, 58 Robertson Street, GLASGOW G2 8DQ

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FOI, Scottish Qualifications Authority

Dear Mr Cusack

Thank you for your request for information received on 14 March 2018.

You asked SQA for the following information:

Ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation ( EU) 2016/279 coming into
effect on the 25th May 2018, I would like a copy of the following
documents:

1   The Data Protection Policy of the SQA;

2   Any information prepared in response to Article 30 of GDPR;

3   The name and contact details for the Data Protection Officer of the
SQA.

SQA's response

1 The information you have requested is being reviewed as part of SQA’s
preparations for the implementation of the General Data Protection
Regulation.   SQA’s Data Protection Policy can be accessed [1]here.

2  The information you have requested is being prepared and will be
published on our website in May. 

Section 27(1) of FOISA allows Scottish public authorities to withhold
information if there is an intention to publish the information within
twelve weeks.  Section 27(1) provides that information is exempt from
disclosure where the following tests are met:
   1. The information is held with a view to its being published by a
Scottish public authority or any other person at a date not later than
twelve weeks after that on which the request for the information is made;
   2. When the request is made, the information is already being held with
that view; and
   3. It is reasonable in all the circumstances that the information be
withheld from disclosure until the intended publication date.

3   Kirsty Hurt is SQA’s Data Protection Officer and can be contacted at
[email address]

Please note, you are free to use any information supplied for your own
use, including non-commercial research purposes, but please note that the
supply of information to you under the Act does not constitute permission
to use it in a way that would infringe any copyright.  Permission should
be obtained from the copyright holder before any such use is made.

If you are not satisfied with the way in which we have dealt with your
request for information made under the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002, you have the right to request a review of our actions and
decisions in relation to that request.  A request for a review must be
made within 40 working days of the original decision, should include the
name and address of the applicant for correspondence, the request for
information to which the review refers and the matter giving rise to the
dissatisfaction.  Review requests should be sent to:

Freedom of Information Officer

Scottish Qualifications Authority

The Optima Building

58 Robertson Street

GLASGOW

G2 8DQ

The request will be acknowledged and a review will be carried out by a
senior official within SQA.  Their decision will be sent to you within 20
working days of receipt of the request.  If you are still dissatisfied,
you have a right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner has launched a new online
appeal service.   You can now access this online service by using the
following weblink - [2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.  Should you
wish to appeal against this decision, you have the right to appeal to the
Court of Session on a point of law only.

Further details on this process are available on the Commissioner’s
website www.itspublicknowledge.info, other contact details are as follows:

            The Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

KY16 9DS

Tel: 01334 464610

E-mail: [email address]

Regards

Alyson Barrie

Freedom of Information Manager

t: 0345 213 5323  | e: [3][SQA request email]  | w:
[4]http://www.sqa.org.uk

Scottish Qualifications Authority

The Optima Building, 58 Robertson Street, GLASGOW G2 8DQ

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