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Biometric Update regularly publishes news about Scotland. The following set of links is available to help you find biometrics news regarding Scotland. Additional tags may be perused by accessing our entire Biometrics Topics list.


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…


Scottish Government selects partner for digital identity verification service

Software consultancy firm Scott Logic has entered a new partnership with the Scottish Government to develop a new digital identity…


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…


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…

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