From 31 December 2020, the laws relating to data protection have changed. EU GDPR is no longer generally applicable in the UK, and the current Data Protection laws in the UK consist of UK GDPR, and the Data Protection Act 2018. Individuals have very similar rights under these laws.

This includes:

  • Right to be informed
  • Right to access
  • Right to rectification
  • Right to erasure
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object
  • Rights related to automated decision-making including profiling

West College Scotland will always handle your personal data responsibly and compliantly, and your data will always be stored securely. The College has a number of privacy statements in place that provide information on how we will gather, process and store personal/sensitive information. Details of our current procedures and privacy notices can be downloaded via the links in this area.

As a public body, the college has a dedicated Data Protection Officer (DPO) to provide support and guidance on GDPR.  The DPO can be contacted by emailing


Contact us

If you have any questions or queries about data protection at West College Scotland, please contact: 

Data Protection Officer