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Scottish government to create new Biometrics Commissioner

Wednesday 11 March 2020 | 11:37 CET | News
The Scottish Parliament has passed legislation to create a new Biometrics Commissioner to oversee how police in Scotland take, store, use and dispose of biometric data such as facial images, fingerprints and DNA samples.

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