Press release

Dundee expert appointed to Scottish Biometrics Commissioner advisory group

Published on 25 July 2023

A University of Dundee expert will help play a key role how biometric data is used and safeguarded for criminal justice purposes in Scotland.

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Professor Niamh Nic Daéid, Director of the University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner.

Biometric data is required for criminal justice and police purposes by Police Scotland, the Scottish Police Authority, and the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner. The Commissioner’s function is to ensure that this information is acquired, retained, used, and destroyed lawfully in the fast-moving digital landscape.

The advisory group is tasked with providing advice and information to the Commissioner and will initially meet twice a year.

Professor Nic Daéid said, “It is an absolute privilege to support the Scottish Biometric Commissioner in the important work that he and his office undertakes and I look forward very much to serving on his Advisory Board.”


Jonathan Watson

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