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Biometric Update regularly releases posts about Scotland. The following set of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news concerning Scotland. Additional topics may be perused by reviewing our complete Biometrics Topics list.

 

Ukraine and Estonia show government digital ID leadership

Ukraine is making changes to its government-run digital ID app to support people dealing with the chaos in the war-torn…

 

Digital identity program upgrades for France, Scotland, Australia

Three different countries have unveiled updates to their national digital identity programs. France’s IN Groupe has announced a new partnership…

 

Controversy rocks digital health pass management in Liberia, Scotland

A system put in place to manage COVID vaccine certificates for people travelling into Liberia is said to have broken…

 

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…

 

Scottish COVID status app non-compliant with privacy rules, government reprimanded

Both the Scottish government and National Health Service (NHS) National Services Scotland have been publicly reprimanded by the UK Information…

 

Scottish parents, stakeholders pan biometric enrollment process for free bus travel

Parents and transport industry experts in Scotland have been complaining about the ‘unnecessary’ length of the biometrics enrollment process necessary…

 

Police biometrics, surveillance ‘too complex’ to treat as data processing: UK commissioners

A letter from the UK’s biometrics and surveillance camera commissioners which lodges their warnings that police use of biometrics is…

 

Scottish schools serving up fresh privacy debate for lunch with facial recognition payment

Pupils at nine schools in Scotland have started paying for school lunches via facial recognition, thought to be the first…

 

Scottish digital health pass app launch hit by problems

People in Scotland need proof of two COVID vaccinations to order nightclubs and large events as of today. But the…

 

Scottish local authority switches off facial recognition citing legal, ethical concerns

A Scottish local authority, Falkirk Council, has recently spent over £1 million (U.S.$1.4 million) on upgrading 76 state-of-the-art CCTV cameras…

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