More than 400,000 Scots labelled 'vulnerable' on police database

More than 400,000 Scots labelled 'vulnerable' on police database
 

More than 400,000 Scots have been placed on a police database aimed at protecting "vulnerable" people, BBC Scotland has discovered.
Officers attending incidents or crimes add people to the list if they consider them at risk of future harm.
The Information Commissioner said the database breached the Data Protection Act because it lacked an information removal policy.
Police Scotland said it was working to bring it into compliance with the act.
Many people were not told that they had been put on the system.
The force said that the database allowed officers to collate information... read more

 
26 September 2017 in Regional, Views: 71
Source: BBC
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