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Europe Data Protection Digest | Advocates call for Scottish privacy commissioner Related reading: Microsoft unveils open-source privacy mapping tool


Advocates have called for a full-time Scottish privacy commissioner, The Herald reports. Edinburgh Napier University Professor of Information Policy Alistair Duff made the call as the Scottish government considers appointing a part-time commissioner to monitor biometric information. Duff, a member of campaign group NO2ID, supported the idea; however, he added it does not go far enough to address other privacy concerns. "We suggest, therefore, that instead of a part-time biometrics commissioner, a full-time Scottish privacy commissioner be created, whose remit would include all current and future aspects of data protection north of the border," Duff wrote in a submission to the Holyrood Justice committee. "This would include biometrics, but also other types of personal information."
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