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Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Act 2020

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Section 35: Power to change meaning of “biometric data”

55.Section 35 enables the Scottish Minsters to, by regulations, change or clarify the meaning of biometric data in section 34 of the Act. This allows the definition of biometric data to be kept relevant in an environment where change is fast-paced. This power is subject to the affirmative procedure under section 37(2).

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