‘Ethics and Facial Recognition Technology’ at Global MSC Security Conference 2019

Global MSC Security has announced that Allyson MacVean, Professor of Policing and Criminology at Bath Spa University, will give a presentation on ‘Ethics and Facial Recognition Technology: A Potent Cocktail for Success or Disaster?’ at the 2019 edition of the Global MSC Security...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019

British Standard for private investigators revised to help distinguish professionals from rogue operators

BSI has revised BS 102000, the business standards company’s Code of Practice for the Provision of Investigative Services. The British Standard was developed within a committee comprising a number of experts from industry associations, security specialists, academia,...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
Silkie Carlo

“Dangerous and inaccurate” police facial recognition technology exposed in Big Brother Watch report

Big Brother Watch is launching a campaign calling for the police service to stop using what the privacy and civil liberties champion deems to be “controversial” facial recognition technology, which has been branded by the group as “dangerous and inaccurate”. The...
Posted On 22 May 2018
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches ‘Passport to Compliance’ document

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, has launched a ‘Passport to Compliance’ document (formerly known as an ‘Operational Requirement’ document). When organisations are considering the procurement and installation of a surveillance...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017
Martha Spurrier: the new director of Liberty

Martha Spurrier to succeed Shami Chakrabarti as director of Human Rights champion Liberty

Liberty has announced the appointment of its new director, namely campaigner and barrister Martha Spurrier, who succeeds Shami Chakrabarti in the role. Spurrier joins Liberty with an exceptional track record in defending people’s rights, raising awareness of threats to...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomes Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has found in favour of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and GCHQ on all points of law in a case brought by Privacy International and a group of seven Internet Service Providers. The IPT’s ruling made clear that the legal regime...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
The High Court in central London

“Disproportionate” criminal records disclosure scheme “declared unlawful” after challenge by Liberty

The High Court has declared the Government’s criminal records disclosure scheme “incompatible” with Article 8 of the Human Rights Act following a stern challenge by campaigning group Liberty. The judgement relates to the rule that anyone who has more than one...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
Shami Chakrabarti: leaving Liberty after 12 years with the Human Rights group

Search for new Liberty director begins as Shami Chakrabarti prepares to leave Human Rights group

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Human Rights group Liberty, has announced that she’s soon to depart after 12 years with the organisation. Chakrabarti first joined Liberty as in-house counsel on the day before the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, and was appointed director...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
GCHQ's famous headquarters at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

IPT issues final ruling on GCHQ’s handling of Human Rights groups’ communications

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal has issued its third and final judgement on challenges raised by Liberty, Privacy International and others as to the lawfulness of the UK’s bulk interception powers and of the intelligence-sharing arrangements between the UK and the US National...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
Shami Chakrabarti: director of Liberty

Liberty and Big Brother Watch back calls for overhaul of State surveillance laws

Civil liberties and Human Rights campaigning organisations Liberty and Big Brother Watch have jointly welcomed the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s call for a fundamental overhaul of the laws governing State surveillance outlined in the Investigatory Powers Review....
Posted On 11 Jun 2015