Today the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s first annual report was laid before Parliament.
The report sets out how the Commissioner:
Continues to promote the surveillance camera code of practice
Has launched an easy-to-use self-assessment tool for any organisation to demonstrate how they are meeting the principles in the code
Has continued work of his predecessor to simplify the CCTV standards framework in order to encourage the industry and operators of CCTV systems to meet minimum standards
Will be issuing guidance to users of domestic CCTV following his concerns about the growing number of complaints around the use of CCTV at people’s homes.
Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter said:
Today sees the publication of my first annual report. There have been some big steps taken since this role was created. Since my appointment I have seen the industry is willing to co-operate and I will continue to work with all those interested in ensuring that surveillance cameras are used to protect communities.