Surveillance Camera Commissioner


Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches survey on UK police camera use

The Biometrics & Surveillance Camera Commissioner has started gathering information from all police forces on their use of surveillance camera systems. Read More

UK Government scraps plans to move Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner functions to ICO

The Government has scrapped plans to move several key functions of the Commissioner’s role into the hands of the ICO data regulator. Read More

Surveillance Camera Commissioner warns against use of facial recognition for witness identification following Police guidance

Professor Fraser Sampson, has warned police forces across the country against using facial recognition technology for witness identification. Read More

Two police forces achieve third party certification for drone use by Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Dorset, and Devon and Cornwall police are the first forces to have their drone use certified by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner. Read More

Surveillance Camera Commissioner hits out at merger proposals and reports on certification progress

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner sets out his differences with government on the proposal to absorb his statutory functions. Read More

VPS UK uncovers “hidden world of the monitoring centre”

Security provider, VPS UK, has published an interview uncovering the secret world beyond the 'video-wall'. Read More

Consultation opened for revisions to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

A consultation has been opened on revisions to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. Find out how to respond and more, here. Read More

WATCH: Interview with Biometrics & Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Fraser Sampson

Watch our interview with Fraser Sampson as we discuss the challenges ahead in his role as Biometrics & Surveillance Camera Commissioner. Read More

Fraser Sampson appointed as Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner in new combined role

The Home Secretary has appointed Fraser Sampson as the UK’s new independent Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner. Read More

Use of automated facial recognition by South Wales Police deemed unlawful, court rules

The debate surrounding the legality of the use of automated facial recognition in the UK continues to come under scrutiny following a ruling from the Court of Appeal on its use by South Wales Police. Read More

WATCH: IFSEC Digital Week ‘State of the Nation’ webinar

Explore the state of security in the United Kingdom in this unmissable webinar with industry titans Dr Dave Sloggett and the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales, Tony Porter. Read More

CCTV Logbook: Supporting the management and compliance of your CCTV system

We speak with CCTV Logbook, a system designed to support those who use and maintain CCTV assets in management of the system and compliance. Read More

MOBOTIX awarded new certification for surveillance

MOBOTIX, an IP video system manufacturer, has been awarded ‘Secure by Default’ certification in the UK, by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner. Read More

CCTV Commissioner was “Shocked” only 2% of Local Authorities Complied with Standards

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter said that when he came into the job he was shocked that out of the […] Read More

Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Code of Practice Should Apply to Private-Sector CCTV Says BSIA as Tony Porter Publishes Annual Report

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner has promised new guidance for body-worn video and a review of the Protection of Freedoms Act Code. Read More

Surveillance Camera Commissioner to Advise on Installation Best Practice and Other Security Installer News

In other news Sony launches an SNC toolbox mobile app, OPTEX hopes to cut nuisance alarms with free training and support and D Link launches a Smart Installers Programme. Read More



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