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S5W-01351: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 12 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what bodies have access to information collected by Police Scotland via the automatic number plate recognition system.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 9 August 2016

The information requested is a matter for the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, with the oversight of the Scottish Police Authority. I have alerted the Chief Constable to your question and I have asked him to write to you. Information from Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology must be used and retained in compliance with relevant legislation including the Data Protection Act 1998, the Human Rights Act 1998, the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000.