Scotland set to be world first for biometric data Code of Practice
Scotland will become the first country in the world to have a statutory Code of Practice on the use of biometric data for policing and criminal justice by the end of the year, it has emerged.
In a new letter, justice and veterans secretary Keith Brown told Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Dr Brian Plastow that his draft Code of Practice on the acquisition, retention, use and destruction of biometric data for criminal justice and police purposes in Scotland has been approved by the Criminal Justice Committee, without amendment.
The Code of Practice will be brought before the Scottish ministers on 7 September and, if the code is approved without any unforeseen issues, it will be brought into effect in or around 16 November.
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