National Records of Scotland

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Data Protection Guidance for Researchers

Data Protection Guidance for Researchers

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is responsible for the selection, preservation and provision of access to the public, legal and private records which constitute Scotland’s national archives. We have a duty to ensure that the personal data contained within these historical records are processed fairly, lawfully, and in a transparent manner in compliance with data protection legislation.

Our Research Use of Personal Data in Archival Records fact sheet explains the responsibilities of researchers using records involving personal data in the course of their research at NRS. It offers practical guidance only. It does not represent legal advice nor is it a substitute for it.

Research Use of Personal Data in Archival Records (199 KB PDF )

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