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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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Big Brother Watch responds to planned police use of “authoritarian” facial recognition

The police service has come under fire from civil liberties campaigners for what’s described as the former’s “continued use of live facial recognition surveillance” which Big Brother Watch has branded “authoritarian, dangerous and lawless.”  Back in May,...
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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The Value of Certification in the Security and Fire Safety Supply Chain

Security and fire safety are very much at the forefront of the public consciousness in 2018. Questions are now being asked more frequently than ever before as to how people, properties and assets can be best protected. All purchasers, from domestic to commercial and community...
Posted On 23 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
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Understanding the Implications of the GDPR on Surveillance and Security

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that became UK law on 25 May this year has caused confusion and a degree of panic across the security sector, with mixed messages being imparted about the impact this new legislation has on the use of...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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University of Worcester attains certification against Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Code of Practice

In line with the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Code of Practice, the University of Worcester has achieved third party certification through IQ Verify for its use of CCTV systems across the St John’s Campus and the City Campus in addition to other sites. Certification...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018