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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
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NSI endorses inaugural Surveillance Camera Day set for Thursday 20 June

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced its support for the inaugural Surveillance Camera Day which is taking place on Thursday 20 June (#cameraday19) and urges all those with an interest in surveillance cameras to join this nationwide conversation about all...
Posted On 12 Jun 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 publishes detailed Annual Report for 2017-2018

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB’s fifth Annual Report has been laid before Parliament. In his report, the Commissioner highlights the extensive survey of all police forces in England and Wales in order to understand their surveillance camera ‘footprint’ and...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Park Watch becomes first organisation awarded SCC’s certification for ANPR cameras

Parking enforcement specialist Park Watch has just become the first organisation to be awarded the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s certification specifically for its use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras. Park Watch was audited and successfully achieved full...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019
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University of Oxford receives Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s third party certification mark

The University of Oxford has been awarded the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s certification mark after being audited against the 12 guiding principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. The latter aims to balance the need for cameras in public places wi...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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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
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Commissioner to present update on National Surveillance Camera Strategy at Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018

Global MSC Security has revealed that Tony Porter QPM LLB MSyI, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales, will offer a presentation entitled ‘Delivering the National Surveillance Camera Strategy’ at the 20th Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018,...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches guidance for in-house Monitoring Centres

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, has published dual branded in-house Monitoring Centre guidance in partnership with the National Association of Surveillance Camera Managers (NASCAM). The guidance is for those Monitoring Centres that monitor their own...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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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...
Posted On 03 Sep 2018