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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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Full Axis Communications camera range given major cyber security boost

Axis Communications, the network video technology specialist, has received two accolades from leading security authorities in the form of Cyber Essentials Plus, a scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre, and ‘Secure by Default’ self-certification, which...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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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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‘Secure by Design, Secure by Default’ scheme launched by Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, has launched another ‘global first’, namely ‘Secure by Design, Secure by Default’ minimum requirements for the manufacturers of surveillance camera systems and components. Several high-profile and...
Posted On 03 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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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 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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NSI further strengthens industry partnerships at 2019 Summit in Birmingham

The 2019 edition of the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) annual Summit gathered over 250 approved company representatives and key industry stakeholders on 21 March at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. Supported by IFSEC International and attended by senior...
Posted On 27 Mar 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