Councils should show how they are utilising CCTV

The National Surveillance Camera Strategy has called on councils to share information about how they are using surveillance camera systems.

The strategy is aimed at helping to improve public safety and the right for privacy and provides direction and leadership in the surveillance camera community to help operators understand best practice and their legal obligations.

The strategy will also require councils to share how they operating cameras and the use of the data obtained.

Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner, said: “It’s a strategy that is far reaching, touching on many areas of surveillance camera use – police and local authority, installers and manufacturers, training providers and regulators – and of course how the use of surveillance cameras impacts members of the public."

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