Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill


About the Bill

 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. 

Read the Bill and Accompanying Documents  

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 Parliament has set 10 January 2020 as the deadline for the end of Stage 1 scrutiny.

Stage 1

The Justice Committee was designated the lead Committee for Stage 1 scrutiny.


The Committee launched its call for evidence on this Bill on Monday 1 July 2019.

Read the call for evidence on the Bill  

The call for evidence on the Bill closed on Friday 30 August 2019.

Read the written submissions



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