Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Tony Porter


Tony Porter was appointed Surveillance Camera Commissioner in March 2014. He has a combination of business and law enforcement expertise. He is an intelligence specialist (most recently within the financial sector) and retired senior police leader. His experience spans community and business engagement, international counter terrorism and serious and organised crime.

Surveillance Camera Commissioner

His role is to:

  • encourage compliance with the surveillance camera code of practice
  • review how the code is working
  • provide advice to ministers on whether or not the code needs amending
  • provide advice and information to the public and system operators about the effective, appropriate, proportionate and transparent use of surveillance camera systems.

Surveillance Camera Commissioner


  1. Speech to the annual data privacy conference
  2. Speech on the NHS and compliance with the Secretary of State's Surveillance camera Code of Practice
  3. The long and winding road - the humble number plate
  4. Speech to the International Parking Community annual conference
  5. Speech to the national automatic number plate recognition conference
  6. Speech to the National Association of Healthcare Security
  7. Surveillance Camera Commissioner's IFSEC speech
  8. Surveillance Camera Commissioner's speech to the CCTV User Group
  9. Surveillance cameras in universities: commissioner’s speech to the AUCSO
  10. Humanity vs surveillance: commissioner’s speech to Stirling University