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“If you’ve done nothing wrong…”: 5 Reasons Why This is No Defence for Surveillance

The expression “if you’ve done nothing wrong you’ve nothing to worry about” is not the answer to legitimate public concern over surveillance. Here are 5 reasons for abandoning the argument once and for all.

Appointment of Professor Fraser Sampson - the new Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Professor Fraser Sampson

Hello! I’m Fraser Sampson, the new Surveillance Camera Commissioner (and Biometrics Commissioner too). I came into post on 1 March and with so much going on in both the world of surveillance and biometrics, I’m sure the next few weeks and months are going to be busy, but I think this is an exciting time and I’m looking forward to the road ahead.

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.

Leading the policing strand of the national surveillance camera strategy

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The policing strand of the national surveillance camera strategy focuses on how the police pro-actively share relevant information about their own operation of surveillance camera systems and use of data from other systems. Read about what's happening on this work strand.