Blogs & Resources


We have two blogs:

  • Tkm’s data protection blog – this provides hints and tips on practical compliance
  • A research blog – Liz is currently undertaking a PhD and this blog covers all things relating to the research. This is a separate site.

Useful Links



UK Information Commissioner – responsible for regulating the Data Protection Act 1998, as well as the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations.   Also responsible for Freedom of Information Act 2000 across the UK.

Scottish Information Commissioner – responsible for regulating the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Surveillance Camera Commissioner

National Records of Scotland

Other Help with Managing Information and Records

Each of the organisations listed above provide comprehensive guidance and help with various aspects of managing records and information.  Other useful sites include:

The ICO’s dedicated data protection reform site

UK National Archives

Information and Records Management Society

Scottish Council on Archiving Records Retention Schedules – although developed for public sector local authorities in Scotland, many of the retention schedules will also apply to private sector organisations, for example, most information relating to employees and finance.

HM Government  Small Businesses: What you need to know about cyber security