Scottish identity database plans carry privacy risk, ministers warned

Scottish ministers have been warned by the UK information commissioner that plans for a Scotland-wide ID database risks personal privacy and civil liberties, and had not been fully thought through. The Information Commissioner’s Office said that proposals to put every Scottish citizen on a central database accessed by 120 public bodies, and give each person a unique number, risked breaching data protection laws and privacy standards.

Country: UK

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: ID database, Scotland, UK, data protection, civil society, privacy

Posted on Monday 2 March 2015

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