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Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Act 2020


Section 18: Admissibility of statements in criminal proceedings

31.Section 18 provides that an oral or written statement made by a person required to provide it under section 16 is not admissible in any criminal proceedings against that person. The effect of this is that individuals cannot incriminate themselves when responding to a requirement to provide information.

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