STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 2020 No. 973 NATIONAL SECURITY
"The Secretary of State, in accordance with section 24(3) of that Act, considers that coronavirus is having, or is likely to have, an adverse effect on the capacity of persons responsible for making national security determinations to consider whether to make, or renew, national security determinations and that it is in the interests of national security to retain the fingerprints or DNA profiles as provided for in these Regulations.
The Secretary of State has consulted the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material in accordance with section 24(6) of that Act."
Extension of the effect of a national security determination
2.—(1) Paragraph (3) applies in respect of fingerprints or DNA profiles that satisfy the condition in paragraph (2).
(2) The condition is that the fingerprints or DNA profiles are retained in accordance with a national security determination that will (ignoring the effect of these Regulations) cease to have effect on a date during the period that starts with 1st October 2020 and ends with 24th March 2021.
(3) The retention of the fingerprints or DNA profiles under the national security determination may continue for a further period of six months starting with the date on which the national security determination would otherwise have ceased to have effect.
(4) In paragraphs (2) and (3), references to the date on which a national security determination ceases to have effect include the date on which a national security determination whose effect has been extended in accordance with regulation 2 of the first retention Regulations (extension of the effect of a national security determination) ceases to have effect.
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations provide for extension of the time limits that apply to the retention of certain fingerprints or DNA profiles. The Regulations apply in respect of fingerprints or DNA profiles that are retained under certain counter-terrorism provisions, or that may otherwise be relevant to the interests of national security.
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