10. Future actions
Sections 4 – 21 Disclosure:
The processes and systems needed for the IR will be based around existing practice so will meet all privacy and data protection requirements.
The IR will be appointed by Scottish Ministers and will agree to all necessary protections for handling sensitive information.
Section 22 Victim Information:
As noted above, the existing processes and systems for the existing Victim Information Service will be used to deliver the new powers provided by section 22 of the Bill. However, some additional training will be provided to staff delivering the VIS and information about the changes will be made available for those directly impacted and the wider public for awareness.
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