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Now Hiring: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner

The recruitment of Scotland’s first-ever Biometrics Commissioner has begun, with details of the appointment posted to the Scottish Parliament’s website….

 

Scotland declares digital identity pilot a success, UK’s service faces latest call to shut down

The UK government’s digital identity service has returned to its usual pattern of negative feedback and calls for its closure,…

 

Scotland Digital Identity Service plans advance with supplier day planned for October 6

The Scottish government will hold an online Supplier Day on October 6, 2020 to present the aims and objectives of…

 

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…

 

Kyrgyzstan and Dominican tap Chinese biometric surveillance tech as concern grows in Scotland

The role of Chinese businesses in facial recognition systems in other countries is drawing attention, with a report on Kyrgyzstan’s…

 

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 proposes Biometric Data Bill to establish new commissioner and law enforcement regulations

The Scottish Government has called for the appointment of a biometrics commissioner for the country and included a plan to…

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