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The Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s annual report to the Home Secretary comments on:
the evolving technological capabilities of surveillance camera systems and their associated ability to increasingly intrude upon the privacy of citizens
cyber security and the risk for intrusion on citizens both by lawful operators of surveillance camera systems and those who seek to ‘hack’ in to systems
the ability of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) to regulate an improvement in the operation of surveillance camera systems in public
the call for Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), one of the largest non military databases in the UK, to be placed on a statutory footing by the government
the National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales which was published in March 2017