The organisers of Scotland’s next population census in 2021 have come under fire for hiring a firm whose US parent company is accused of helping torture prisoners at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Most work under the UK Government’s counter terrorism strategy in Scotland is aimed at tackling sectarian and extreme right wing ideologies.
The Ferret publishes classified documents revealing Scots police accessed top secret GCHQ spy programme.
Some 70 cameras in Glasgow have the capability to track people under a new surveillance system branded a threat to civil liberties.
Campaigners have backed calls for tighter regulation of the way Police Scotland handle biometric data, such as photographs.
More than 4000 workers in prisons, councils, the NHS, Fire and Rescue services and the military have taken part in counter-terrorism courses.
Fears have been raised that a £1.2m CCTV surveillance system in Scotland's largest city could become a 'digital dragnet,' unless stronger legal safeguards are put in place.
Doctors and nurses advised to breach patient confidentiality and report suspicious people to the state to comply with counter-terrorism law.
Animal rights, environment and anti-nuclear campaigners are “of concern” according to counter-terrorism training materials produced by Scotland’s largest council.