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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.

How effective are Video Surveillance Systems (VSS)?

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Video Surveillance Systems are operated by most Local Authorities in England and Wales and are intrinsically linked with operational policing to protect the public and ensure their safety. So how effective are they and is the cost of installing and operating those systems really worth it?

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 …

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 …

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 …

Voluntary adopters and the national surveillance camera strategy

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Hi, I’m Philip Jones and I have been supporting Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, in delivering compliance with the surveillance camera code of practice for well over a year. I lead the voluntary adopters strand of the national surveillance …