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01/11/2018

Surveillance Camera Commissioner reveals future strategy

London, UK

Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) for England and Wales, Tony Porter MSyl, will present ‘Delivering the National Surveillance Camera Strategy’, at the 20th annual Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018, which is taking place at the Bristol Hotel in Bristol city centre on Tuesday 13th November 2018.

The National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales was launched in March 2017 to develop a holistic approach to raising standards and compliance, with legal obligations in line with the 12 guiding principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. Mr Porter will use his keynote address to highlight the successes and challenges since implementing the strategy.

He will also discuss what the future may hold for surveillance cameras including automatic facial recognition, CCTV, body worn video, automatic number plate recognition, vehicle borne cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles. In addition, the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018 will also see the launch the SCC’s updated self-assessment tool, data protection impact assessment (DPIA) and passport to compliance.

Tony Porter was appointed Surveillance Camera Commissioner by the Home Secretary in March 2014, with a remit to encourage compliance with the surveillance camera code of practice and review how the code is working. He also provides advice to ministers on whether or not the code needs amending, as well as advising and informing the public and system operators about the effective, appropriate, proportionate and transparent use of surveillance camera systems.


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