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Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s annual report published

Big steps taken since role was created

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner's annual report was published today
The Surveillance Camera Commissioner's annual report was published today

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.

Published 16 December 2014