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Biometric Update regularly writes posts about Scotland. The following set of links is available to help you find biometrics news concerning Scotland. More topics may be perused by reviewing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.


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…


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…

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