From 25 May 2018, the laws surrounding data protection have changed.  GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 have replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 and as a result, individuals have enhanced rights in relation to access to their personal data. 

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 takes its data protection responsibilities very seriously, and responsible handling of data is very important to us. Your data will always be stored securely.  The College has a number of privacy statements in place that provides 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