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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00418: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 1 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government in light of the findings in the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland report, Audit and Assurance Review of the use of the Facial Search functionality within the UK Police National Database (PND) by Police Scotland, whether it will (a) introduce legislation regarding the retention and use of photographic images by the police, (b) establish an independent commissioner to oversee biometric databases and records and (c) develop a statutory code of practice to govern the use of biometric data.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 14 June 2016

The Scottish Government welcomed HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland's review and is currently considering how best to implement its recommendations.