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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19579: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 25 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when it will (a) publish and (b) respond to the results of the consultation on enhanced oversight of biometric data for justice and community safety purposes.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 6 November 2018

The Scottish Government has already published the responses to its consultation on enhanced oversight of biometric data for justice and community safety purposes, which can be viewed at https://consult.gov.scot/safer-communities/use-of-biometric-data/ . The Scottish Government will publish an Analysis Report of the responses and its Consultation Report in the coming weeks.

The Scottish Government announced its intention to introduce a Biometric Data Bill in its Programme for Government 2018. The key findings from the consultative response will inform the content of that Bill.