Use of biometric data: report of the independent advisory group

This report provides recommendations on a policy and legislative framework for police use of biometric data and associated technologies.

Appendix 1: Membership of the Independent Advisory Group

Name Interest/capacity
John Scott QC Solicitor Advocate Independent Chair
Jim Fraser, Professor of Forensic Science, University of Strathclyde Independent forensics expert
Genevieve Lennon, Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Strathclyde Law and policing
Stephen McGowan, Procurator Fiscal, High Court, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Prosecutions/court process
Susan McVie OBE, Professor Quantitative Criminology, University of Edinburgh Independent criminology expert
Kenneth Macdonald, head of ICO Regions, Information Commissioner’s Office Data Protection
Tom Nelson, Director of Forensic Services, Scottish Police Authority Operation of forensic services
Derek Penman QPM, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland Scrutiny of policing
Diego Quiroz, Policy Officer, Scottish Human Rights Commission Human rights and civil liberties
Sean Scott, Detective Chief Superintendent, Specialist Crime Division, Police Scotland Strategic and operational policing


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