An ID database for post-referendum Scotland? A legal-contextual analysis

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Abstract / Description of output

To the surprise of many observers, the Scottish government announced in early 2015 plans for a Scottish National ID system, based on the existing health service database. The Scottish National Party (SNP), in power in Scotland since 2007, had previously strongly rejected similar plans for a national database for the whole of the UK due to privacy concerns. How can this change of policy be explained?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-616
Number of pages5
JournalDatenschutz und Datensicherheit
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Identity management
  • data protection

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