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

 

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…

 

Scotland launches public consultation on biometrics code of practice

The Scottish Government has launched public consultation to collect input into the creation of a code of practice to be…

 

False positives draw criticism of Wales police facial recognition use as Scotland considers iris biometrics

South Wales police have admitted that of the 2,470 people identified as possible matches with criminals on file out of…

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