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Police Scotland digital strategy seeks real-time biometrics within 5 years

The five year plan for digitization by Police Scotland features real-time biometrics analytics, body-worn video cameras and other advanced technologies….


Scotland’s watchdog sends fresh warning over storing biometric data on Microsoft cloud

Scotland’s data protection watchdog has requested that the Scottish police assess the security of storing biometric data on Microsoft’s servers….


Scottish police reprimanded for illegally storing biometrics

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA)’s Policing Performance Committee met in June to discuss assurance reviews from the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner,…


Scotland plans improvements to digital identity service based on pilot

The early returns on Scotland’s digital identity service are in, and the government is planning improvements based on the results….


Everyone has an opinion about AI policies and regulations

The European Union’s plenary vote on the AI Act is June 14, but a political skirmish around remote biometric surveillance…


Scottish biometrics commissioner objects to proposals to abolish position of UK counterpart

Dr Brian Plastow, the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner has objected to proposals to abolish the position of Biometrics and Surveillance Camera…


Scottish commissioner urges police to review risks of biometric surveillance

An “immediately review the rights and risks of (police) biometric-enabled surveillance architecture,” says the Scottish biometrics commissioner. The commissioner, Brian…


Scottish Biometrics Commissioner seeks clarity on police cloud data sharing compliance

The Biometrics Commissioner in Scotland, Brian Plastow, is seeking information on whether the deployment by the Scottish police of a…


Criminal responsibility age, children’s biometric data protection collide in Scotland

Clearer guidelines are needed, and possibly a change to the age of criminal responsibility, to ensure the collection of biometrics…


Scottish advisory group urges specific and binding rules for biometrics and AI in policing

The foundation for Scottish police to use biometrics and other advanced technologies is in place, but not yet complete. This…

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