Please note, the Guidance Manual is currently under review to update it in relation to the Data Protection Act 2018.
Alternatively, you can write to the:
Response and Information Unit (RIU)
Policy & Engagement
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1LA
Case retention periods and routine destruction of records:
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, it is our practice not to retain personal information in cases for longer than we require it for business purposes.
Case retention periods are set out in Chapter 6 of our Records Management Manual.
Please note that we do not retain information about death cases, which have not been the subject of criminal proceedings, for longer than 5 years.