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Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 58: Power to use personal data to check identity

120.Section 58 supports Ministers’ powers to verify an applicant’s identity by enabling enquiries to be made of a number of public bodies, including the Registrar General for Scotland, the Keeper of the Records of Scotland and Ministers in certain UK Government Departments. Subsection (2)(d) gives Ministers a power by regulations, subject to negative procedure, to prescribe other organisations to support the authentication of the identity of disclosure applicants.

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