The High Court in central London

Liberty fights for “intrusive” facial recognition systems ban following court ruling

Campaigning organisation Liberty is battling for an outright ban on “intrusive and discriminatory” facial recognition technology after the High Court found its use by South Wales Police is currently lawful. Cardiff resident Ed Bridges, represented by Liberty, challenged South...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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
Left to Right: Emma Dowell (CCTV manager at Conwy Borough Council) is presented with the Certificate of Compliance by Tony Porter (the UK’s Surveillance Camera Commissioner who’s standing alongside Tony Weeks (head of technical services at the NSI). The presentation took place at the CCTV User Group Conference on 24 May

Conwy County Borough Council receives Certificate of Compliance for management of Public Space CCTV

With the best interests of local communities firmly in mind, Conwy County Borough Council in North Wales is working to ensure the Public Space CCTV systems under its direct control are managed appropriately and, in particular, in accordance with the Surveillance Camera Code of...
Posted On 27 May 2016

Biometrics Commissioner’s second Annual Report published by Home Office

The 2015 report of the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material (the Biometrics Commissioner) was submitted to the Home Secretary Theresa May on 18 December last year and has now been published for public scrutiny. The role of the Biometrics Commissioner was...
Posted On 15 Mar 2016
Left to Right: SSAIB CEO Alex Carmichael, Cllr Yasemin Brett and Alan Gardner

Enfield Council’s Public Safety Centre celebrates “unprecedented” array of security achievements

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has presented a range of certificates to Enfield Council’s Public Safety Centre. In an official ceremony held at the site in north London, the security, fire and telecare certification body’s CEO Alex Carmichael and...
Posted On 15 Dec 2015
The BSIA has welcomed revisions to BS 7958 on CCTV

BSIA welcomes revision of British Standard BS 7958 on CCTV operation and management

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the revision of British Standard BS 7958 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Management and Operation Code of Practice, which has been updated to take into account the latest legislation. BS 7958:2015 provides...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
Tony Porter: UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner at the Home Office

UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner urges local authorities to “pay due regard” to CCTV Code of Practice

Tony Porter, the UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner, has written a letter to all chief executives of local authorities reminding them of their duty under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 to pay due regard to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. Under the Protection of...
Posted On 22 May 2015