Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill


Stage: 3

 A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish the office of Scottish Biometrics Commissioner and to provide for its functions in relation to the acquisition, retention, use and destruction of biometric data for criminal justice and police purposes. 

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf MSP, on 30 May 2019.  The Bill passed Stage 3 on 10 March 2020.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Justice Committee  

25 June 2019, (evidence) 

24 September 2019, (evidence) 

12 November 2019 (evidence) 

26 November 2019 (private)

3 December 2019 (private)

Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill Stage 1 Report - 09 December 2019

Dates of consideration by other committees: 

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 

1 October 2019 (private)

Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill at Stage 1 - 3 October 2019 

Stage 1 debate, 9 January 2020

Official Report and Minutes

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