"Ministers have been urged to remove official advice on sharing data relating to children from the Scottish government’s website following the recent court ruling against the SNP’s controversial `named person` scheme."
"The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in Scotland wrote to the government to say that previous guidance from the data watchdog should be replaced with new guidelines drawn up after the UK Supreme Court ruled that some elements of the scheme were incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights."
"The move comes after Scottish councils sought clarity on how to treat child welfare data on families as the row over the policy continues."
"It was heralded as another victory by campaigners opposing the national guardian scheme, who claimed that the ICO’s original advice had been illegal — a view which was refuted by the ICO."
"Simon Calvert, spokesman for the NO2NP campaign which opposes the scheme, said: `This was clearly legally inaccurate advice given the outcome of the court case. It further demonstrates how the public sector is having to rein in its policies and practices in light of the Supreme Court victory`..."
"Copies of the updated guidance have also been sent to all of Scotland’s councils and health boards and every chief constable at Police Scotland."