In a report which fails to clarify that it’s entirely about England, the Herald seems to care little if it confuses the situation in Scotland and undermines compliance levels.
Those who are revealed by the NHS in England to have been told to self-isolate but whom the police discover have not, will then be prosecuted.
In England, Sir Ed Davey has already suggested that the move will reduce willingness to get tested.
Data that is collected in this manner will be used to implement Scotland’s COVID tracing system. It will not be shared with other organisations unless they have a legitimate reason to ask for it. For example, it would not be shared with Police Scotland to implement fines unless Police Scotland had demonstrated their legal basis to have the data.
So, in England, access will be smoothed for the police while in Scotland, the onus will be on the police to prove the need to access the data?