Legal compliance

The University must comply with a range of Scottish, UK and EU laws, regulations and directives and is also accountable to a number of regulatory authorities. 

This part of our website covers the regulatory requirements in the following areas:

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

  • Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
  • Data Protection Act (1998)
  • Complaints handling regulated by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO)

The University is committed to improving its practices and in building public confidence and trust. 

The information held by the University is one of its greatest assets and must be managed efficiently, effectively and in accordance with relevant legislation to derive maximum business benefit and fulfil statutory duties in the use of information.