Keynote Speakers confirmed for Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018

Global MSC Security has announced the Keynote Speakers for the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018 (for which Risk Xtra is the Official Media Partner). The Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB will be joined by representatives from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), Avon and Somerset Police, Dacorum Borough Council, Soter Protective Services and a criminologist from the University of Essex to discuss matters under the core theme of ‘GDPR, Surveillance and Security’.

Derek Maltby, managing director of Global MSC Security, commented: “The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been EU law since 25 May 2018, but there’s still much confusion and misinformation regarding what the new data protection regulation means for the surveillance and wider security sector. We’re bringing together the experts for a one-day conference in the hope of providing clarification as to the best way forward in order to safeguard people and assets while adhering to the law.”

The annual Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition takes place on Tuesday 13 November at the Bristol Hotel in Bristol. Confirmed Keynote Speakers include:

Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner

*Tony Porter QPM LLB MSyl (Surveillance Camera Commissioner) whose role is to encourage compliance with the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

*Anne Russell (senior policy officer at the ICO) who will discuss the GDPR in the context of the security and surveillance sector

*Peter Spindler MSyI (director of Soter Protective Services) will draw on the learning from Operation Yewtree to provide insight into the role security professionals can play in safeguarding the vulnerable and how the GDPR is applied in this regard

*Sgt Chris Green (Avon and Somerset Police) will be talking about reducing harm in the community by maximising the benefits of CCTV, and how covert methods and body-worn video cameras are having a dramatic effect on the policing of complex problems

Derek Maltby

Derek Maltby

*Jim Guiton (Community Control Room manager at Dacorum Borough Council) will explain how he ensures the Council complies with the GDPR in relation to its 350-strong surveillance camera network

*Professor Pete Fussey (criminologist from the University of Essex) specialises in the subject of ‘Surveillance and Society’

The Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition is free-to-attend for all delegates, who will receive double Continuing Professional Development points from The Security Institute for attending the conference programme.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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