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Survey of Local Authorities Compliance with the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

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Earlier this year I sent a survey to LAs in England and Wales to gain a better understanding as to the extent to which they were complying with their statutory responsibilities arising from Section 33(1) of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (PoFA) and the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, in connection with their use of overt surveillance camera systems in public places.

Launching the human rights, data and technology strand of the national surveillance camera strategy

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Hi, I’m Professor Pete Fussey and have been asked by Tony Porter to lead a new strand of his National Surveillance Camera Strategy on human rights, data and technology. I’m a Director at the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance …

Release of Biometric Strategy

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Well – the long awaited Government Biometric Strategy was released last week. This Strategy  presumes to  set the direction for the use of biometrics by law enforcement agencies and Home Office bodies. It proposes to establish an oversight and advisory …

Buyers Toolkit now available on SCC’s website

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Alastair Thomas here!  Following user testing and stakeholder consultation, we are delighted to announce that the Buyers Toolkit guidance is now available for download from the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s website. The feedback received by the project team helped to fine …

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 …