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Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019 View PDF version
The Convener (Margaret Mitchell)

Good morning and welcome to the 27th meeting in 2019 of the Justice Committee. We have received no apologies. Agenda item 1 is to make a decision on taking in pri...

Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019 View PDF version
The Convener

Agenda item 2 is an evidence session on the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill. I refer members to paper 1, which is a note by the clerks, and paper 2, which i...

Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019 View PDF version
The Convener

In their evidence, several stakeholders mentioned that the bill does not principally define the commissioner as a body with powe...

Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019 View PDF version
The Convener

Given that it is important that the public have confidence in the legislation and the power of the police to collect personal data, the Information Commissioner’s...

Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019 View PDF version
The Convener

If we are to refer to the new post as the commissioner for biometrics, is there a possibility that the public will expect the commissioner to be able to look at b...

Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019 View PDF version
The Convener

Significant concern has been raised about the effect of the code of practice. As things stand, Police Scotland and the SPA will simply have to “have regard” to th...

Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019 View PDF version
The Convener

When the bill was mooted, right at the very beginning, this issue was up there as one of the main concerns. We were asked whether the commissioner—the person in c...

Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019 View PDF version
The Convener

Legislation should be strong enough and it should not rely on the committee doing that scrutiny.

Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019 View PDF version
The Convener

Legislation should always be as precise as it can be and there should be no room for misinterpretation. To “have regard” might say that there is manoeuvrability a...

Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019 View PDF version
The Convener

The clerks have drawn my attention to the fact that, recently, the ICO published a report on how the police use facial recognition technology, which included the ...

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