Ian Blackford, the SNP’s leader at Westminster, has expressed no objection to sharing contact tracing details with police officers to ensure Covid carriers are obeying quarantine rules.
A similar proposal in England has caused an outcry among behavioural scientists and government advisers who fear it will discourage people from complying with contact tracers
Despite repeated requests last night, the Scottish government declined to clarify its position, fuelling fears police officers could be handed personal information given to contact tracers.
Professor Stephen Reicher, a behavioural scientist at the University of St Andrews who advises both the Scottish and UK governments on coronavirus strategy, said the proposal was “deeply worrying in terms of civil liberties”. “It is also the perfect way to stop people getting tested and
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