Open Rights Group
Campaigners say the UK is supposed to have comparable data protection laws to the EU and called on regulators to do more to enforce UK citizen's data protection rights.
The Home Office used location data from an international student’s mobile phone to detain him for allegedly breaking his visa conditions, The Ferret can reveal.
Concerns raised after possible security flaws in mobile phone analysis technology used by Police Scotland emerge.
Nearly 500,000 people have been removed from a police database - but other public bodies who received the records could still have them.
Police Scotland had thousands of devices awaiting forensic examination at the end of 2019 including 1483 phones and 229 laptops.
Police Scotland has admitted seizing more than a hundred mobile phones a day, amid mounting calls for the government to clarify the rules that protect citizens from police snooping.
Government plans to appoint an independent watchdog to monitor how facial recognition, fingerprints and genetic materials are used in Scotland have been criticised.
Police Scotland have admitted that they have not fully considered the privacy or human rights implications of new mobile phone analysis tools that are to be used throughout Scotland.
Scottish Government proposals for the introduction of electronic voting could leave Scotland vulnerable to election interference by foreign agents, campaigners have claimed.