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First ever government biometrics code moves toward approval in Scotland

According to a report out of Scotland, that northern reach of the United Kingdom is finalizing its biometric code of…

 

Scotland’s biometrics commissioner finishes decision framework for law enforcement

Scotland’s first biometrics commissioner has drafted a ‘world-first’ statutory code of practice for the use of biometric data in policing…

 

Scotland, UK governments tackle biometrics ethics with new Commissioners, report

The Scottish Parliament has nominated Dr. Brian Plastow as the country’s first Biometrics Commissioner. A former police Chief Superintendent and…

 

NYPD Commissioner defends controversial DNA database, Scotland advances biometrics Bill

Last summer, the NYPD was accused of violating state and civil rights in its efforts to build a biometric DNA…

 

Police use of facial biometrics raising privacy concerns, calls for regulation in Canada, Scotland

Law enforcement agencies around the world have been showing keen interest in biometric facial recognition, but privacy advocates fear the…

 

Rights groups urge Scotland to grant Biometrics Commissioner broad oversight mandate

A coalition of rights advocacy groups has called on Scotland’s government to expand the scope of the proposed biometrics commissioner…

 

Scotland parliamentary committee considers Biometrics Commissioner role details

The Justice Committee of Scotland’s Parliament is seeking input as it considers the scope and enforcement powers of the proposed…

 

Scotland considers appointing Independent Biometrics Commissioner

Scottish Parliament is considering a bill to appoint an independent commissioner for biometrics to improve the handling of biometric data…

 

Scotland launches public consultation on biometrics code of practice

The Scottish Government has launched public consultation to collect input into the creation of a code of practice to be…

 

False positives draw criticism of Wales police facial recognition use as Scotland considers iris biometrics

South Wales police have admitted that of the 2,470 people identified as possible matches with criminals on file out of…

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