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Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020

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58Power to use personal data to check identity

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(1)The Scottish Ministers may use information provided to them by personal data holders to check evidence of identity given to them for the purposes of section 57.

(2)Personal data holders are–

(a)the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland,

(b)a Minister of the Crown in connection with—

(i)passports,

(ii)the keeping of records relating to immigration or visas,

(iii)the keeping of records of national insurance numbers,

(iv)the keeping of records relating to drivers and motor vehicles,

(c)the Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland in connection with the keeping of records relating to drivers and motor vehicles,

(d)such other persons holding data about individuals as may be prescribed.

(3)The Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland must comply, as soon as practicable after receiving it, with any request by the Scottish Ministers to provide them with information which—

(a)the Registrar General holds in connection with the keeping of records of births, marriages, deaths and adoptions, and

(b)is relevant to the Scottish Ministers’ functions under this Part.

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