biometrics



Yousaf promises biometrics commissioner will instil confidence in public over data use

A biometrics commissioner will instil confidence in the public that the use of their data is “lawful and ethical”, the Justice Secretary has said.

Published 10 January 2020

Justice committee calls for extra powers to be given to personal data tsar

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has backed the general principles of a bill which will create a Scottish biometrics commissioner, and establish a code of practice for the use of biometrics by the police. However, it is calling for the postholder to be given further powers to keep personal data safe and protect privacy.

Published 9 December 2019

Campaigners call on Scottish government to expand scope of proposed biometrics commissioner

A group of campaigning organisations have come together to call on the Scottish government to expand the scope of the proposed biometrics commissioner. 

Published 26 September 2019

Justice Committee seeks views on proposals to create data tsar

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has today launched a call for evidence on new Scottish government proposals to create a Scottish Biometrics Commissioner.

Published 1 July 2019

Biometrics bill to create 'lawful, effective and ethical' framework for personal data

Greater oversight of how the police take, store, use and dispose of data such as fingerprints, DNA samples and facial images, will be created under proposals published at Holyrood.

Published 31 May 2019