Emma Martins to lead review into Scottish Government's use of WhatsApp

22/03/2024 | The Scotsman

The former data protection commissioner for the Channel Islands, Emma Martins, has been appointed to lead a review into the Scottish government's use of WhatsApp and non-corporate devices. First Minister Humza Yousaf commissioned the review following Nicola Sturgeon's testimony to the Covid Inquiry, which led to criticism of the Scottish government for deleting WhatsApp messages during the pandemic. Ms Martins will conduct an externally-led review of the government's current practices and provide recommendations for their future use of mobile messaging apps. She aims to produce appropriate and meaningful recommendations for the government going forward.

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