Sunday headlines – NHS passport app shares personal data, COP26 security warning

Welcome to the Daily Record’s Sunday briefing.

The top stories you need to know today include news that the NHS passport app shares users’ personal data, a £1million inquiry into Edinburgh City Council, plus flood alerts across Scotland.

Here are the latest headlines from Scotland and beyond on Sunday, October 24.

Vaccination passport app shares personal data of users with Amazon and Royal Mail

The NHS Scotland Covid status app

The Scottish Government’s controversial vaccination passport was revealed by the Sunday Mail to share users’ personal data with a host of private firms.

Personal medical information, in the form of a QR codes, is shared with companies including Amazon and Microsoft.

Civil liberty campaigners and opposition politicians are in uproar.

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Cop26 security warning as 800 potential terrorists being closely monitored as world leaders to arrive in Glasgow

Security intelligence expert Philip Ingram
Security intelligence expert Philip Ingram

A military intelligence expert has warned that more than 800 potential terrorists are being closely monitored for any sign they could attack COP26.

Former colonel Philip Ingram says the UN conference, which starts October 31, will be a “very ripe” target for terrorists with “high potential” for attack.

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Scotland traffic delays today after yellow weather warning for flooding

LOCHWINNOCH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 04: Cars make their way through flood water following torrential rain on the A760 road near to Lochwinnoch on August 2, 2020 in Lochwinnoch,Scotland.
Parts of Tayside are under a ‘Flood Warning’ after heavy rainfall overnight and this morning

A 12 hour downpour starting last night has led to flooding alerts for much of Scotland.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain and possible travel disruption.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) issued a more severe ‘flood alert’ for parts of Tayside.

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Scots council slammed for failing to act against sex-abusing social worker

Sunday headlines - NHS passport app shares personal data, COP26 security warning
The Edinburgh City Council Chambers

Edinburgh City Council is being heavily criticised during a £1million public inquiry for failing to take action on a sex-abusing social worker.

Council staff were said to be aware of multiple complaints about Sean Bell whose inappropriate behaviour was said to be an “open secret”.

Read more.

Why one Scottish town celebrates Halloween on a different day to rest of world

Halloween decorations
There is one Scottish town that does things a little differently.

Halloween is already coming up next Sunday for most of the world – except for one Scottish town.

Residents of Kilmarnock guise on October 29 – also known as ‘Killieween’ – for one good reason.

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