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Memorandum of Understanding between the Surveillance Camera Commissioner and the Forensic Science Regulator

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As evolving surveillance technologies continue to present both opportunities and challenges for society, regulators have an ever more critical role to play in ensuring that appropriate legal and ethical standards exist, supported by guidance where necessary to govern their use …

Facing Up To Face Identification Systems (AFR)

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In providing regulatory leadership in the context of surveillance camera systems, I remain committed to focusing my energies and influence to support and bring about debate to influence change for the public good. This week I called together many respected …

The Regulation of Face Identification Technology

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I welcome the recent publication of the Big Brother Watch report, concerning face identification technology, as in my view it adds value to a much needed debate on a matter of growing public interest. The public interest demands clear legislation, …

Relevant Authorities – If you are operating Surveillance Camera Systems in public in England and Wales. Are you assured as to your legal responsibilities?

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As an operator of a surveillance camera system you are faced with a framework of legal and regulatory requirements and industry standards, some of which place statutory responsibilities upon you in connection with the use of those systems depending upon …

Less than seven days to go!

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In conjunction with CRISP (Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy) and my office we are holding a Question Time style event at London School of Economics set for a 6.00pm start and 8.00 pm finish on Wednesday 21st …

The national surveillance camera strategy and policing

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Hi, I’m Assistant Chief Constable Tim Jacques from Lancashire Constabulary and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for CCTV, recently replacing Assistant Chief Constable Mark Bates who has retired. I’m taking over Tony’s blog this week as I’m also …