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Enhanced oversight of biometric data: consultation

Explores the potential to deliver independent and ethical oversight of the collection, use, retention and disposal of biometric data for justice and community safety purposes.


Consultation Questions

Statutory Code of Practice

1. Do you believe a statutory Code of Practice covering the acquisition, use, retention and disposal of biometric data for justice and community safety purposes is required?

2. Do you believe the proposed statutory Code of Practice is being applied to the correct individuals/agencies?

3. Do you believe the General Principles outlined in the statutory Code of Practice are the right ones?

4. Do you believe the statutory Code of Practice covers all relevant issues which require consideration when decisions are being taken about the acquisition, use, retention and disposal of biometric data?

Establishment of a Scottish Biometrics Commissioner

5. Do you believe a Scottish Biometrics Commissioner is required?

6. Do you believe the Commissioner’s statutory remit extends to the correct individuals/agencies?

7. Do you believe the proposed general functions of the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner are the right ones?

8. Do you believe the proposed approach to the acquisition of biometric data from children and young people in the justice system is the right one?

9. Do you have any views on the appointment and accountability arrangements for the Commissioner?

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