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  • Countdown to Human Rights Day: Together joins #AllOurRights10 Campaign

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Protection of privacy

    Together’s Director, Juliet Harris, is one of ten individuals to be featured in a short film series sharing stories of people working to protect and promote human rights produced by the Scottish Human Rights Commission to mark the countdown to Human Rights Day.

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  • New report on the rights implications of biometric data and IT systems

    Date: 24th April 2018
    Category: Protection of privacy

    A new report outlines the fundamental rights implications of using IT systems to collect biometric data in the areas of borders, visa and asylum in Europe.

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  • New report outlines findings of Independent Advisory Group on Biometric Data

    Date: 28th March 2018
    Category: Protection of privacy

    The Independent Advisory Group on the Use of Biometric Data in Scotland has published their report on the use of biometric data and rules around retention, including specific recommendations for children aged 12-17.

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  • Children and the GDPR guidance

    Date: 17th January 2018
    Category: Protection of privacy

    The ICO is seeking comments on draft Children and GDPR guidance to ensure a child's right to privacy is met when their personal data is processed.

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  • Sector briefings on draft Information Sharing Bill

    Date: 4th September 2017
    Category: General principles, Protection of privacy

    Views were recently sought on the draft Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill by the Education and Skills Committee.

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  • Digital rights under the new UK Data Protection Bill

    Date: 21st August 2017
    Category: Protection of privacy

    The minimum age at which children can use online services without needing parental consent will be set at 13. The announcement came as part of a proposal for a new Data Protection Bill, which mirrors the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, due to enter into force next year.

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  • New law makes it easier to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent

    Date: 12th July 2017
    Category: Protection of privacy

    The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 has introduced a new offence of 'disclosing, or threatening to disclose, an intimate photograph or film.' Those convicted of the new offence could face up to five years imprisonment.

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  • Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill

    Date: 12th July 2017
    Category: Protection of privacy

    The Education and Skills Committee has published its call for evidence on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill that was introduced by the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP, on 19th June 2017.

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  • Successful intervention in Supreme Court case regarding offences committed as a child

    Date: 14th April 2017
    Category: Children in conflict with the law, Protection of privacy

    The Supreme Court has ruled that Scottish law on sexual offences committed against children is not compatible with the right to private life.

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  • No new power for police stop-and-searches for alcohol

    Date: 15th November 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Protection of privacy

    The Scottish Government has decided against the creation of new stop-and-search powers for police which would allow them to search young people for alcohol.

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  • Prevent Strategy targets children with no links to terrorism

    Date: 1st November 2016
    Category: Children in conflict with the law, Protection of privacy

    The UK government's Prevent strategy is targeting broad groups of children who have no links to terrorism, according to a new report by Open Society Justice Initiative.

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  • Rise in ‘sexting’ leads to increased calls to Childline

    Date: 23rd August 2016
    Category: Protection of privacy

    Childline has reported that it receives at least four calls a day from children worried about sexting - a 15% increase on last year.

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  • Named Person - Supreme Court judgment

    Date: 28th July 2016
    Category: General measures of implementation, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Protection of privacy

    The Supreme Court has published its judgment on the Named Persons scheme provisions of the Children & Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

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  • Scotland’s 5Rights Youth Commission Survey

    Date: 12th July 2016
    Category: Protection of privacy, Access to appropriate information

    Scotland's 5Rights Youth Commission have recently launched an online survey to capture the experiences, thoughts and evidence about the digital world from young people in Scotland.

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  • Named Person decision upheld

    Date: 10th September 2015
    Category: Protection of privacy, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Scotland's most senior court has ruled the Named Person service in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is in the best interests of children and complies with law.

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  • Clan Childlaw Intervene in Judicial Review proceedings

    Date: 11th May 2015
    Category: Protection of privacy

    Clan Childlaw, a charity that gives legal help to children and young people in Scotland has applied to intervene to assist the court in the ongoing judicial review proceedings regarding the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

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