Commissioner sends letter of concern to Police Scotland
The Commissioner has written to Police Scotland highlighting his concerns about Police Scotland ‘offshoring’ sensitive Scottish biometric data in the U.S. Cloud. The Commissioner’s letter highlights data sovereignty and data security concerns that arise from Police Scotland uploading biometric data (and other law enforcement data) to the Scottish Government Digital Evidence Sharing Capability (DESC) pilot in Dundee, and highlights that continuing to do so could potentially bring Police Scotland into conflict with the Scottish Code of Practice approved by the Parliament in November 2022.
The letter is intended to facilitate a further meeting between the Commissioner and Police Scotland on this issue.
A copy of the letter can be found here.