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Europe Data Protection Digest | Scotland introduces bill regulating criminal justice use of police-held biometric data Related reading: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, placing other privacy rights in question


Scotland's Biometric Data Commission introduced a bill that would make the nation the first to have a code for law enforcement use of biometric data in the criminal justice system, The Scotsman reports. Proposed by Biometric Data Commissioner Brian Plastow, the code offers 12 principles of ethics to adhere and includes a public complaint mechanism. "That is actually a significant human rights achievement for Scotland and something we should be proud of," Plastow said. Should the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office gain oversight of police-held biometrics, Plastow expressed concern of a potential "gap" in regulation. 
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