Privacy Policy

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Data Protection and Privacy

The Parole Board for Scotland is a Tribunal non-departmental public body. The Board is a judicial body which is independent of the Scottish Government and impartial in its duties. The PBS is the Controller for personal information it processes.

The PBS is committed to ensuring all personal information is collected and processed in accordance with data protection law which requires information to be:

  • Processed fairly, lawfully and in a transparent manner
  • Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purpose of processing.
  • Accurate and kept up to date
  • Kept in a form which permits identification for no longer than necessary
  • Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security

Subject Access Request

An individual has the right to access the information that an organisation holds about them. Accessing personal data in this way is known as making a subject access request. (Subject access requests are different to requests submitted under FOI legislation, which relate to information about the organisation itself.)

You are entitled:

  • to be informed whether your personal data are being processed by Parole Scotland
  • to be sent a copy of your personal data (normally as of the date of receipt of your request), subject to any applicable exemptions and the removal of other people’s personal data as appropriate
  • to be sent certain information about your personal data

You can send your requests either by email at:  or by post to:

Parole Board for Scotland, Saughton House, X Spur, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD.

There is no charge to make a subject access request.