Detail of outcome
The Biometrics Commissioner sought comments on a paper that set out preliminary proposals as to how he should approach applications made under (new) section 63G of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the factors to which he should attach significance when determining them.
Detail of feedback received
Although respondents generally agreed with the proposals made in the consultation paper, a number of changes were also suggested. This document summarises the responses to that consultation paper and the commissioner’s comments on them.
This consultation ran from to
Consultation considers applications relating to the retention of biometric material, obtained from individuals who have been arrested but not charged.
“I have today issued a consultation document in connection with my role as Biometrics Commissioner under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.
“Its contents are, I hope, self-explanatory. I would welcome the views and suggestions of interested parties by Friday 21 June 2013.”
Alastair R MacGregor QC, Biometrics Commissioner
31 May 2013