Corporate report

Surveillance Camera Commissioner: annual report 2017 to 2018

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s fifth annual report to the Home Secretary outlines his future plans.

Documents

Surveillance Camera Commissioner: annual report 2017 to 2018 (web)

Surveillance Camera Commissioner: annual report 2017 to 2018 (print)

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In his report the commissioner highlights:

  • his extensive survey of all police forces in England and Wales to understand their surveillance camera ‘footprint’ and how they are complying with legal requirements under the Protection of Freedoms Act (PoFA) and the surveillance camera code. All forces now have a Senior Responsible Officer responsible for force compliance with the PoFA
  • building momentum behind the National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales
  • the emergence of automatic facial recognition as a viable technology used by both state and private organisations
Published 22 January 2019