Date lodged: 12 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether senior Police Scotland officers were aware in 2013 of the legal requirement to delete all automatic number plate recognition data over two years old; whether they did so, and what the reason is for their position on this matter.
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.