Pensions Appeal Tribunal Scotland

Information processing by the Pensions Appeal Tribunal for Scotland

Pensions Appeal Tribunal Processing

What is being processed?

The Pensions Appeal Tribunal Scotland decides appeals made by ex-military service personnel and currently serving military personnel in relation to the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Schemes operated by the Ministry of Defence.      

Why are we processing this information?

Processing of tribunal case information is “necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller” in terms of Article 6(e) of the GDPR.

How will my personal data be retained?

What categories of personal data are you processing?

  • The Pensions Appeal Tribunal handles appeals which can involve sensitive issues. On occasion, special categories of personal data such as race/ethnicity and gender can be involved in the particulars of a given case. This processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or whenever courts are acting in their judicial capacity in terms of Article 9(2)(f) of the GDPR.

Where do you get my personal data from?

  • Personal data handled by the Tribunal can originate from Veterans UK (an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence, which provides the source documents for each case) as well as from individuals who have submitted an appeal and / or their professional representatives

Do you share my personal data with anyone else?

We share your data with Veterans UK and your representative (should you have one).  This processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller in terms of Article 6(e) of the GDPR.

Do you transfer my personal data to other countries?

The Tribunal would only transfer data to another country if the individual who had submitted an appeal resided in that country. In this instance, case papers would be sent to the named person by International Standard Delivery via the Royal Mail Group.

How, when and why does the SCTS share this personal data with others? 

We will only retain your data for as long as necessary to process your case and it is then archived in line with our Retention and Disposal Schedule

Do you use automated decision making or profiling? If so, how do you use my personal data to make decisions about me?

No automated decision making or profiling takes place