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May 1

Home Office code of practice for surveillance cameras comes into force

Following concerns in some quarters of the abuse and misuse of surveillance in public places by state authorities, the UK Home Office has launched a code of practice.

The code applies to CCTV and automatic number plate recognition systems (ANPR) reinforces surveillance must only be used when it ‘meets a pressing need’ and is ‘in pursuit of a legitimate aim’. Designed to allay public fear and garner people’s confidence that surveillance is deployed in the interests of public safety and security, and not as big brother spying. Read more…