Responding to the publication of the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP commented:
“Scottish Liberal Democrats fought tooth and nail for recognition that the law on biometrics is outdated and inept at dealing with the full force of modern technology.
“This was last looked at in 2008, after issues arose around the retention of DNA and fingerprint data. You only need to remember what your phone looked like back in 2008 to see how much technology has moved on since then.
“Technology doesn’t stand still, and we need a new legal framework capable of coping with such change. We will continue to press the Government to ensure that this new legislation is up to the job.”