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Personal Information

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Information about yourself or other people.

access to personal information

Who can I ask?


Your right to information applies to organisations that are covered by the FOI Act. These organisations must respond to requests for information.  


FOI covers a wide range of organisations, right across Scotland.  In general, it applies to Scottish public bodies and a number of other organisations that provide public services for Scottish public bodies. This includes local councils, the NHS, the police, the Scottish Government, universities, colleges, most schools, and many other bodies.  


There are three ways in which an organisation may be covered by the FOI Act. Follow the links below to find out more: 


If your request is for environmental information, you also have the right to ask for information from other organisations, as well as those listed above.  Our guidance on requests for environmental information has more information




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