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Report raises concerns over Met Police trials of live facial recognition technology

A new report produced by researchers from the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project based at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre identifies “significant flaws” with the way in which live facial recognition technology was trialled in London by...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019
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Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2019 to focus on ‘Ethical Use of Surveillance Technologies’

Global MSC Security has announced the theme and agenda for the 21st Edition of its Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition (for which Risk Xtra is serving as Official Media Partner). Running on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 November 2019 at the Bristol Hotel in central Bristol,...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019
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Surveillance Camera Day 2019: Join The Conversation…

Two years ago, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner launched the National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales. It’s broad in reach with no less than 11 work strands drawing in expertise from across the surveillance camera industry from different backgrounds –...
Posted On 29 May 2019
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner unveils detail of inaugural Surveillance Camera Day

As part of the National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales, Tony Porter QPM LLB – the Surveillance Camera Commissioner – is holding the world’s first Surveillance Camera Day as part of IFSEC International in London on Thursday 20 June. The purpose of...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches online toolbox at Global MSC Security Conference

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, delivered an excellent presentation on the National Surveillance Camera Strategy at Global MSC Security’s 2018 Conference and Exhibition in Bristol, during which he officially launched an online toolbox – a...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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“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 and Elizabeth Denham sign the Memorandum of Understanding
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Information Commissioner sign revised MoU

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB and Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, have published a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU is a statement of intent that has at its heart the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
Tony Porter
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s contract extended by Home Office

The Home Office has extended Tony Porter’s contract as Surveillance Camera Commissioner for a further three years. Porter, who previously held roles in business and law enforcement, including as temporary assistant chief constable at Greater Manchester Police and vice-president...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017