Consultation outcome

Biometrics Commissioner: consultation under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

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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.

Original consultation


Consultation considers applications relating to the retention of biometric material, obtained from individuals who have been arrested but not charged.

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Consultation description

“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


Consultation document issued by the Biometrics Commissioner under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

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Published 31 May 2013
Last updated 11 November 2013 + show all updates
  1. Summary of responses attached
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