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August 21, 2018 | Matthew Rice

Building for which future? Reaction to the proposed Scottish Biometrics Commissioner

The Scottish Government has proposed to create a Scottish Biometrics Commissioner to provide enhanced oversight of the collection, use and deletion of biometric data. Open Rights Group reacts to the proposal.

May 15, 2018 | Matthew Rice

Purchase first, policies later: Police Scotland under scrutiny

On Thursday 10 May, the Justice Sub-Committee on Policing in the Scottish Parliament took evidence from Police Scotland on its use of “Cyber Kiosks”, mobile phone forensic technology that acts as a “window” into an individual’s phone. The hearing acted as a ‘window’ into Police Scotland’s worrying approach to technology adoption.

January 11, 2018 | Matthew Rice

2018: Threats, Opportunities and Databases

When it comes to Scotland, Open Rights Group's work in 2018 provides some enormous opportunities - and threats too. This is a quick rundown of some of the areas we expect to stay high on our agenda throughout the year.

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