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Scottish Biometrics Commissioner

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UK police fully embrace the potential of facial recognition with £55.5M to spend

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak today announced a major new investment in facial recognition technology as part of a wider…


UK data watchdog says police use of US cloud services will likely be allowed

The UK’s data protection watchdog says UK police will likely allow the use of cloud services that can send sensitive…


Broadside from Scotland: UK is undemocratic with biometric surveillance

Scotland’s biometrics commissioner is warning the nation is moving toward autocracy and inappropriate biometric surveillance is making “democratic backsliding” easier….


UK police minister calls for more live facial recognition

As police authorities in the United Kingdom search for more ways to include facial recognition in their work, the country’s…


Watchdog cries foul over Scotland Police biometrics-sharing pilot storing data in US

A Police Scotland biometric evidence-sharing pilot project has been accused of being not just needlessly risky but of being criminal…


Scotland commissioner calls for expansion of biometric data oversight to justice system

Today, Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Dr. Brian Plastow published a report encouraging Scottish Ministers to consider extending oversight powers and the…


Scotland’s watchdog sends fresh warning over storing biometric data on Microsoft cloud

Scotland’s data protection watchdog has requested that the Scottish police assess the security of storing biometric data on Microsoft’s servers….


UK biometrics ethics group seeks new advisors

The UK government is recruiting new advisors for its Biometrics and Forensic Ethics Group (BFEG) which provides recommendations on handling…


Scottish police reprimanded for illegally storing biometrics

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA)’s Policing Performance Committee met in June to discuss assurance reviews from the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner,…


Scottish biometrics commissioner objects to proposals to abolish position of UK counterpart

Dr Brian Plastow, the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner has objected to proposals to abolish the position of Biometrics and Surveillance Camera…

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