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Privacy and media

These pages explain how you can protect your personal information and get access to official records.

They also tell you how to make a complaint about an article published in a newspaper or magazine.

Using the law to protect your information

Right of individuals to see information held on them and the role of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in regulating the rules for holding personal data on computer and on paper.

Complaints about the press

Where to make a complaint about an article in the press.

Your right to know - a guide to freedom of information law in Scotland

Information about which organisations are obliged to provide information and on how to make requests under Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

CCTV - how and where it can be used

CCTV - how and where it can be used including at work, in the home and by landlords.